Skip to comments.2012 Iowa Caucus Live Thread
Posted on 01/03/2012 8:08:24 AM PST by Free Vulcan
Live thread to cover today's GOP caucus. News, predictions, opinions, totals, and the like.
Will be heading out about 4 pm or so to get our site ready and do a final review with the precinct chairs. I expect it to be bigger than 2008 with very heavy turnout and we are preparing for that.
We are also ready for disruptions. They simply won't be tolerated. The state party sent us a memo saying if there's any trouble call the cops immediately. Anyone trying to cause problems is going to get a rude awakening.
My predictions of the outcome are a narrow field with about a 10 point spread for the top five with Bachmann far behind in single digits:
Santorum - 24 Romney - 22 Paul - 20 Perry - 17 Gingrich - 14 Bachmann - 4 The Rest - 1
Think things are still in flux and many won't decide till right to the wire, so I'm not terribly confident of any predictions.
No national delegates are picked tonight in Iowa. There was secret ballot for presidential preference, and all delegates to the next (county) level are uncommitted. That means that the party regulars, mostly RINOs supporting Romney, will hold sway regardless of the straw vote.
“Thank the good Lord that I will not have to hear the word Iowa for another 8 years.
I may give up corn.
Wish I could give up ethanol.”
Altura, one of the best posts of the night!
Seeing reports the 50% of Paul’s votes are new registrations *ie, Dems)...Iowa a farce once again...
Here’s a hug (((((Hug)))))
Newt just spanked Willard hard in his speech.
I guess for a RINO or a lib, it would. Which one are you?
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Excellent! Party Time! Wayne's World! Party Time!
Willard made a big mistake in ticking him off.
Romneys to lose, unfortunately, and I think tonights results are a win.
Because Iowa is meaningless!!!- as is New Hampshire. In the past 30 years, the candidate who has won SC wins the nomination— that’s where one spends the money.
I think he is 76.
Still wayyy to close to call.
Missed it.Watching Fox news just to piss everyone off:)
OK, I’m going give you an honorary banning from FR for a period of 24 hours for violating the Boycott Faux News Rule.;-)
“Your point is taken, but with all the money Perry supporters threw into Iowa with the big TV buys, and to finish in 5th place, I have to believe the money is about to dry up.”
Btw, I see PURPLE, baby!!! http://iowacaucus.com/results/
Me neither. I couldn't believe it this morning when I heard that Rupert Murdock was endorsing Santorum?
Supporters of family values will not go to Newt.
Women will not go to Freddie Newt either. Three marriages, two divorces.
“Seeing reports the 50% of Pauls votes are new registrations *ie, Dems)...Iowa a farce once again...”
Indeed. WHY do we allow our enemy to play ANY role in choosing our candidate?
Surely SOMETHING can be done about this blatant cheating.
“I was the Caucus Chairman.”
That must be fun to be one of the Caucus Chairs!
LOL. Yes! and he tore him apart in such a calm voice, but Newt has been sick all week, so he’s lacked his usual energy.
Prayers for him to get well ASAP.
Thanks Cato in PA ((((Hugs))))