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Rick Santorum declared Iowa winner
The Politico ^ | January 21, 2012 | Reid J. Epstein

Posted on 01/20/2012 11:03:31 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

GREENVILLE, S.C. — On the eve of the South Carolina primary, ­ Iowa Republicans dealt Mitt Romney’s campaign a blow by formally declaring Rick Santorum the winner of their Jan. 3 caucuses.

At 18 minutes before midnight Friday, South Carolina time, the Republican Party of Iowa released a statement revising its Thursday announcement that reported Santorum ahead of Romney but also saying the two-week-old race had no clear winner.

“In order to clarify conflicting reports and to affirm the results released January 18 by the Republican Party of Iowa, Chairman Matthew Strawn and the State Central Committee declared Senator Rick Santorum the winner of the 2012 Iowa Caucus,” the state GOP’s statement read.

The news that Romney — who for two weeks celebrated what he jokingly called a ‘landslide’ eight-vote victory in Iowa, only to see it reversed this week when the state GOP certified Santorum the leader by 34 votes — officially lost the first contest muddies his narrative, especially as Newt Gingrich surges in the polls in South Carolina...

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: cheaterromner; gingrich; iowa; liarromney; romney; romneythecheater; romneytheliar; santorum
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Which means that Milt has won exactly one primary, in a state where he owns a home and that is next-door to the state he was governor of.
1 posted on 01/20/2012 11:03:39 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bump.


2 posted on 01/20/2012 11:06:30 PM PST by BagCamAddict (THANK YOU GOVERNOR PERRY for doing the right thing. GO NEWT !!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow, that was fast!


3 posted on 01/20/2012 11:08:11 PM PST by kevao
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He is still a LOSER. Get out now Rick. It’s over. Listen, .... the fat lady is singing.

It’s over, it’s over, it’s over

All the rainbows in the sky
Start to weep then say goodbye
You won’t be seeing rainbows anymore

Setting suns before they fall
Echo to you “That’s all, that’s all”
But you’ll see lonely sunsets after all

It’s over, it’s over, it’s over
It’s over


4 posted on 01/20/2012 11:09:09 PM PST by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: faucetman

He is still a LOSER.
***Romney is the loser. He’s the one you should be singing to. But you’re too wrapped up in your own petty politics to see what’s good for conservatism.


5 posted on 01/20/2012 11:12:13 PM PST by Kevmo (If you can define a man by the depravity of his enemies, Rick Santorum must be a noble soul indeed.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A meaningless outcome - to MOST people. But NOT to Mittens. It means a LOT to him. How do I know? Because when asked by John King what he might do differently in his campaign so far, he said “I would have worked harder for those 25 votes in Iowa”. So I will revel in the fact that Mittens is stewing over this overturned result.


6 posted on 01/20/2012 11:12:38 PM PST by montag813
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

now that the two playtime states are done the real deal starts in 5 hours.. the winner there will be flooded with endorsements, numerous new campaign staffs all over the country and lots of cash


7 posted on 01/20/2012 11:13:26 PM PST by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

True dat.


8 posted on 01/20/2012 11:13:26 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: kevao

LOL


9 posted on 01/20/2012 11:13:58 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: faucetman

Dang, that’s cold. LOL


10 posted on 01/20/2012 11:14:59 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yah, but at 8 votes, ABC said he won Iowa!

Mitt won Iowa!

A few dozen votes the other way when reality bitch-slaps, then it’s:

Virtually a tie!

Newt was right spot on the money when he said the press is in the tank for the Kenyan.


11 posted on 01/20/2012 11:16:24 PM PST by glock rocks (http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/brene_brown_on_vulnerability.html)
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To: Vendome

Pretty impressive, considering South Carolina hasn’t even begun tallying their votes yet.


12 posted on 01/20/2012 11:18:19 PM PST by kevao
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Breaking news? Really?


13 posted on 01/20/2012 11:21:07 PM PST by M. Thatcher
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Congrats to RICK!

Btw, the latest internals the day before the all-important SC primary..

Among Men

•Newt Gingrich 39% ..GAME!
•Mitt Romney 26%

Among Women

•Newt Gingrich 34% ..SET!!
•Mitt Romney 29%

Very Conservative

•Newt Gingrich 44% ..MATCH!!!
•SANTORUM 21%
•Mitt Romney 20%


14 posted on 01/20/2012 11:22:23 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Rubio 2012 with Cain, Huck, Petraeus, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: M. Thatcher

Yes, since it wasn’t decided until about an hour ago. Click on the link and read it. Jeez!


15 posted on 01/20/2012 11:22:54 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What a disaster the Iowa Republican Party is. Santorum worked hard and set himself up to benefit from the Romney carpetbombing against Newt. That is ancient history now. Seems like Iowa was months ago.


16 posted on 01/20/2012 11:29:13 PM PST by untwist
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ah, poor Mit-Wit. He’s so sad. ;-)


17 posted on 01/20/2012 11:32:14 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson ("I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ya have to wonder what the deal was with those 8 precincts that never had the votes counted. Iowa kind of dropped the ball. Congrats to the Santorum people either way though.


18 posted on 01/20/2012 11:32:45 PM PST by RC one (the majority of republicans agree, anyone but Romney.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The yarn of Mittens is coming unraveled. Only kittens like Mittens.


19 posted on 01/20/2012 11:42:35 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Illegal aliens do not belong in the USA. Deport Obama.)
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To: RC one
those 8 precincts?

Most likely the orders were:

Mitt wins bring them in. Mitt looses, TRASH em.

Probably used to stoke the fire.

20 posted on 01/20/2012 11:49:40 PM PST by annieokie
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To: kevao

With a Rebel Yell....


21 posted on 01/20/2012 11:51:37 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: faucetman

Yeah Rick, get out now so that we can choose between the Global Warming whackjob / Acorn endorsing / Big Government RINO and the other RINO from Boston.


22 posted on 01/20/2012 11:52:28 PM PST by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: RC one

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What 8 precincts?

Are you talking about Virginia?

GO NEWT!

.


23 posted on 01/20/2012 11:52:44 PM PST by devolve (- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - GO NEWT! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
At 18 minutes before midnight Friday, South Carolina time, the Republican Party of Iowa released a statement revising its Thursday announcement that reported Santorum ahead of Romney but also saying the two-week-old race had no clear winner.

Huh?! When Mr. Romney was ahead by eight votes, he was the "clear winner". Now, Mr. Santorum is ahead by over 30, and there's "no clear winner"?! I swear, I'll never understand this "progressive/liberal" math.

24 posted on 01/20/2012 11:52:44 PM PST by Sister_T (Why should anyone have to repent for an offense they never committed?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Karl Rove is deeply sadden!


25 posted on 01/20/2012 11:53:08 PM PST by Trueblackman (Posting on FR since 1998 and 100% teleprompter free post as well.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet


Rebellion is brewing!!

We should rebuild the grassroots conservative movement. From the Reagan Revolution of 1980 through the Contract with America in 1994, it was this movement from outside Washington that carried us to the first center-right majority governing coalition in more than 60 years.

The problem has not been with conservatism or with our voters.

The problem has been with Republican leaders who forgot who elected them and what values their supporters expected to see implemented in Washington.

— Newt Gingrich, 11-13-2006

Please visit the Fundraiser thread.
It's on the Breaking News Sidebar



26 posted on 01/20/2012 11:56:17 PM PST by glock rocks (http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/brene_brown_on_vulnerability.html)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
At 18 minutes before midnight Friday, South Carolina time, the Republican Party of Iowa released a statement

The Republican Party of Iowa right acting irrationally as usual!

27 posted on 01/20/2012 11:57:24 PM PST by iowamark
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To: montag813

The sad part about all this is Santorum never got his just reward—Instead Mitt and the media coasted right into N.H.


28 posted on 01/21/2012 12:01:42 AM PST by RightLady (Liberty above all)
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To: RC one
Somebody check my numbers.

121,501 showed up at the cauci.

There were 1774 precincts.

Mitt got about 24.5% of the precincts reported, so did Rick.

Rick got 34 more votes than did Mitt.

The average precinct had 68 votes cast. (121,501 divided by 1774)

If eight precincts were missing that would be (averaged out) 544 votes.

If Mitt got 28% of those that would be 152.

If Rick got 22% of those that would be 119.

I know that this is all about figures lie and liars figure, but that would leave Rick ahead by 1 vote,

Did your's count????

29 posted on 01/21/2012 12:08:01 AM PST by Positive (Nothing is sadder than to see a beautiful theory murdered by a gang of brutal facts.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Congrats, Rick! Congrats also on getting the $1 million in donations within 72 hours.

May newt and Rick somehow Both come in ahead of Romney somehow tomorrow!


30 posted on 01/21/2012 12:11:53 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: faucetman
He is still a LOSER. Get out now Rick. It’s over.

You may want to check the delegate counts. Rick is very much in the running. It ain't over yet.


31 posted on 01/21/2012 12:15:21 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m a Newt supporter and have my own issues w/ Rick S. regarding his record and stances. However, this is another glaring example of the blue blood, RNC manipulation of the conservative electorate with pay to play politics. How many weeks did we have to endure Rove and the Republican elite in trying to anoint Mitt just as the DNC did w/ Obama. “There hasn’t been a candidate to win the first two states” blah blah blah.

As If we didn’t need another example of there being strangers in OUR HOUSE.
This is a multiple front battle


32 posted on 01/21/2012 12:22:32 AM PST by Kaosinla (The More the Plans Fail. The More the Planners Plan.)
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To: faucetman

You may hate conservatives, but they will still fight. Why don’t you move to DU?


33 posted on 01/21/2012 12:30:57 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: faucetman
Primary wins:

Conservatives: 1 (Santorum)

Socialists: 1 (Romney 1, Gingrich 0)

Big government Newt has ALL the media attention, and still is losing to Santorum.)

Of course, the only reason Gingrich is in the primary is so he can make a global warming movie and win the Nobel Prize. Why doesn't he just leave and go one his climate change jihad now.

34 posted on 01/21/2012 12:34:33 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: faucetman

Your response is quite ironic given all the criticism of Santorum on this board that says he acts like a “petulant teen.”


35 posted on 01/21/2012 12:44:16 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem. meum)
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To: nickcarraway

You definitely wanna check out the thread right below this one.


36 posted on 01/21/2012 1:14:37 AM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Rubio 2012 with Cain, Huck, Petraeus, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: nickcarraway

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2835719/posts


37 posted on 01/21/2012 1:18:20 AM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Rubio 2012 with Cain, Huck, Petraeus, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: nickcarraway
Big government Newt has ALL the media attention, and still is losing to Santorum.)

I beleive if I were running I would rather be in Newt's boat right now.

38 posted on 01/21/2012 1:22:11 AM PST by ontap
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To: Lib-Lickers 2

“real deal starts in 5 hours”.

Ah, I don’t think so.
ANOTHER open primary state where the D’s get to vote for the R most likely to fail.
Also being penalized for moving their date, after all, their open primary is just SO damn important. (NOT!)

Not sure if Florida is any less ridiculous, they ALSO jumped the gate, I can only hope so.

Nevada Feb. 4th., a real primary caucus, but probably in the bag for Rotney as he will have the mormon vote sewn up.
Just like Dingy Reid, as both of them do not separate politics and religion when it’s to their advantage.


39 posted on 01/21/2012 1:24:44 AM PST by Loyal Sedition
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To: Loyal Sedition

sorry but you fail.. since 1980 EVERY winner of the SC primary went on to win the nomination..


40 posted on 01/21/2012 1:36:21 AM PST by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey Rick, that and $1.50 will get you across the Bay Bridge. Oh wait.. it’s more now?


41 posted on 01/21/2012 1:51:11 AM PST by Blado (Obama is a coprolite from the Late Soviet Era)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Perhaps Mitt wanted it that way. NH has more 'impact' and historically; whatever Iowa does; NH determinedly; does the opposite. 'Who knows' and whatever. South Carolina tomorrow; and am pulling for a Newt win. . .big time.

And yes; the RNC/GOP Ordained, candidate; not knocking any socks off. . .not now; OR later, folks.

42 posted on 01/21/2012 3:00:42 AM PST by cricket ( We have occupiers in our White House. Vote them out (and vote Newt in).)
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To: Lazlo in PA

If he wins; we are in bigger trouble; not less.


43 posted on 01/21/2012 3:01:56 AM PST by cricket ( We have occupiers in our White House. Vote them out (and vote Newt in).)
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To: montag813

Willie Mitty doesnt do losing very well...


44 posted on 01/21/2012 3:16:12 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Lazlo in PA

It would be unkind to caption that photo with what it brings to mind, so I won’t.


45 posted on 01/21/2012 3:37:17 AM PST by Darkwolf377 ( It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies.--C.S. Lewis)
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To: NavVet

Yep.. Santorum has the only win in a truly contested state (Face it.. NH was Mitt`s all the way), and HE`S the one who should leave??


46 posted on 01/21/2012 3:59:12 AM PST by ScottinVA (Liberal logic: 0bamacare mandate is acceptable... but voter IDs are unconstitutional.)
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To: Loyal Sedition

So all this blah blah “since 1980 EVERY winner of the SC primary went on to win the nomination” doesn’t mean much because they moved the date up?

Well, well.


47 posted on 01/21/2012 4:01:56 AM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: Lauren BaRecall

I’ve never understood the logic of those who believe that they can win the support of others, by attacking the candidate the others support. Gingrich has been saying very nice things about Santorum, while making it clear he doesn’t believe that Santorum has the organization or resources to compete against Romney in the long haul. Those of you who want Santorum supporters to turn to Gingrich when, likely, Santorum drops out, should try to be a bit more gracious. The honey vs. vinegar analogy still applies to most things in life.


48 posted on 01/21/2012 4:14:49 AM PST by littleharbour
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To: faucetman
Roy Orbison wasn't fat, nor was he a lady. But he sure could sing.
49 posted on 01/21/2012 4:25:46 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: M. Thatcher

Yes, Maggie, BREAKING NEWS!!


50 posted on 01/21/2012 4:51:50 AM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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