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Posted on 01/03/2012 8:08:24 AM PST by Free Vulcan
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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.
Santorum 24 is wonderful!!! As long as he wins, I will be thrilled. I would be even more thrilled if Bachmann somehow comes in 2nd. Now that would be an embarrassment of riches. Two conservatives at the top of the wins would be a first and totally incredible!!!! I am praying like crazy that this happens.
Huntsman (I know he is not running but why not take even more support from Romney)
Hopefully one of these days FR will have an ignore list I can put you on.
At the moment, it appears that Rick Santorum is the only hope to derail a Romney nomination. I would even consider Perry, but I believe that he’s now stuck in ... ‘that dog wont hunt’ mode.
Gee, I’ve offended you. You must be a Paul-tard. I wonder which of RoPaul’s platforms you admire the most?
The fact that he authored racist newletters? He’s a trufer? He’s anti-semitic? He’s a liberal?
If you are conservative, a vote for Santorum is a wasted vote, since he cannot communicate the conservative message as well as Newt Gingrich. Remember, millions of Americans would pay money to see the political equivalent of the “Ali-Frazier fight” in a debate between Newt Gingrich and Barack Obama. In contrast, a debate between Santorum and Obama or between Romney and Obama would attract far less attention. Please, Iowa voters, keep a best conservative candidate in the ring by voting for Newt Gingrich tonight!
You are correct. Santorum is a wasted vote. It will encourage him to go to South Carolina and split the vote. If that happens we will all have to get used to saying President Obama for four more years or worse: President Romney.
My final predection:
Iowan FReepers, keep us informed!
Newt can’t communicate. He said, “He was going to lose Iowa.” Who says things like that before the vote. Also he called Romney a liar which voters don’t like hearing that type of talk. I thought Newt would be our nominee but I no longer believe that. We need someone who is disciplined with what they say. Newt goes off at the mouth way too much.
Could care less who wins the Iowa caucus. Means nothing!!! What really counts is the voter turnout!!! If the voters turn out in large, or even, record numbers for the Republican caucus, and the Obama Teleconference tonight at the Democrat caucus is not well attended, this is a harbinger of things to come.
This Republican contest is just getting started!!! Me, I’d like to see Santorum or Bachmann finish upfront. But....also I believe other players are coming forward, Trump, Palin, etc. I believe nothing the lamestream media utters!!! This nomination quest will be a knockdown dragout fight for the Pubbie nomination.
Why? Because the Republican nominee will be the next POTUS!!! Lots to come yet folks. The battle is just beginning. This is a POTUS race never seen before in America!!! It’s boils down to this!!!
Obama absolute rule, dicatorship & state control versus, freedom, liberty and individual opportunity!!! Wake up America!!!
Best wishs to those folks in Iowa taking part in this caucus today.
My hope also but the Iowa voters seem to be a little brain dead. The only chance America has to be delivered out of the communists trend we have now is Gingrich. America has paid dearly for the last King, King Obama, and his communists controlled Administration.
Cut that One Trillion Baby!
Looks like Rick Santorum is the dark horse who is surging.
Take your pick.
Then on to help with the caucus tonight with more law enforcement on site!
Santorum is acceptable, but I rather see a small government guy be the nominee.
I could shallow hard and take. Rubio would be a better choice.
That would be a losing ticket I am afraid.
Father In Heaven,
Be with Iowa’s Voter’s today, touch their hearts and lead them to YOUR choice for our next leader. Place YOUR Angels about each voting place and protect voters, And Lord Cause confusion in the minds of those who desire to cheat and steal votes from the true votes. In the Name Of Jesus we Pray.
newt is crying way too much..if he is belly aching like this against romney then what in november as obama drops a billion on him?...get some guts or get out the way...i guess we see why he quit congress..gutless crybaby
small gov in this race? who? where? if you say newt then you dont know what small gov means
I cannot agree with you more. He is a jokester for sure. Did you see how he blamed some of his HIRED campaign people on why he didn’t get on the Virginia Ballot. This guy sure is around for humor. I feel sorry for his supporters. Go Sanotrum! The adult in the room!
OHhhh Did you change your mind and decide not to vote for Newt Gingrich or have you been against him all along?
Please, let’s pray for a peaceful outcome in Iowa.
Please, let’s pray for Iowa and their voters.
What is the timelime for this evening? Is there a hard deadline for the caucuses to finish or any time when the first results are likely to emerge?
Please, lets pray for Iowa and their voters.
Absolutely. God is already answering my prayers for good weather. It will be warming up to the 40’s by the time the caucus begins (which for them I guess is like Summer. lol)
Santorum 26 Romney 25 Paul 18 Perry 13 Newt 12 Bachmann 5 Huntsman 1
and this great disciplined speaker you speak of is who? surely not Iran is no threat, 9-11 is our fault Paul surely not HPV made me retarded, I AM a serious candidate Bachmann surely not Mr. 53 seconds, can’t string together two sentences Perry surely not Mr. hey, moderator that’s not fair, when am I going to get a chance to talk too Santorum so who are we talking about?
What are you basing that on ? And the NDAA 2012 doesnt really count -it does not give the govt any new powers with reard to detaining US citizens ?
That’s a pipe dream Naps. Ain’t gonna happen. Perry will finish ahead of Santorum. We’re looking at a 2 man race going forward. Perry vs Romney.
Prediction thread? Okay, here goes:
secretary of defence... dick chaney...secretary of state.. sarah palin... watch libs heads explode
This isn't the World Wide Wrestling Federation here, we are talking about finding a competent and conservative leader for our nation. I couldn't care less about the entertainment factor of the upcoming debates. In my opinion, Newt would win the battle (debates) but likely lose the war (general election).
By contrast, I think Santorum handled himself very well during the past debates and will likewise do well in debates against Obama and will bring the conservative base to the polls in November to hand Obama the stinging defeat that he deserves.
Santorum was not my first choice in this contest but I feel comfortable getting behind him should he prevail as our nominee. Like Romney, he's a decent guy but unlike Romney, he's a real conservative.
Remember, millions of Americans would pay money to see the political equivalent of the Ali-Frazier fight in a debate between Newt Gingrich and Barack Obama. In contrast, a debate between Santorum and Obama or between Romney and Obama would attract far less attention.Good point! If the Gingrich/Obama debate was ONLY on Pay-per-view, I'd pay $100 to see it!
Thanks for the thread and updates, FV!
I really, really hope Santorum pulls off an upset. The economy is important, don’t get me wrong, but America is in a moral crisis that is every bit as deep but often overshadowed. We need a leader with the courage to stand up to the perversion and degeneracy of the left. Defend DOMA! Fight for the culture of life in America!
That said, with everything that’s taken place over the past few weeks, I don’t think anyone can predict what will happen. We just have to leave it in God’s hands. I have a feeling that many of us will be very surprised.
I was being somewhat facetious, but the NDAA certainly is open to interpretation for US citizens, given the right scenario occurs...
Who would that be? The guy who adds appropriations to bills, votes against them, but spends the money any way on pork projects like "Wild Shrimp Research"? Ron Paul drones present a classic case study of what a cult is.
Debates are not necessarily a good indicator. Reagan lost his first presidential debate.
As for going up against Obama, a slick-talking used-car salesman, with a bit of preparation, could out-debate Obama.
Obama is a great speechifier, because he can read a teleprompter. Without the teleprompter, Obama is on equal ground with mortals, and he doesn’t hold up very well.
Anyone who says Iowa ‘picks the President’ is a fool. Iowa is part of the winnowing process and most here understand that.
It’s about the best state in the nation for retail politics and letting campaigns get in the game with a low financial bar and build support, to avoid well funded candidates from having complete domination out of the gate.
You are in a dream world if you think Santorum could hang with Obama. Pile on Newt all you want to, he is the one that can handle the current President. You may not want to hear that, but it is reality. Rick is a pipe dream.
I will AMEN that.
Please explain to me why my congressional district should be forced to send money to D.C. and not get any back. Thanks. And oh by the way fishing (that includes shrimping) is a big industry here.
That is true, but remember, so is existing laws, including the AUMF 2001 and the Patriot Act-and NDAA 2012 explicitly states that with regards to US citizens, current laws apply to US citizens. We could go on all day about how our current administration could abuse the Patriot Act-in fact, the Patriot Act could be abused by our current administration just as much as the NDAA 2012. We and our military-considering our military is made of USA citizens and consists of segments of the American people-need to have knowledge of our current laws, our rights and govt’s rights so that we can defend ourselves accordingly. It definitely seems that if someone who says NDAA 2012 is a disaster or catastrophy, their understanding of current law regarding govt powers and the constitution is simply not there. NDAA 2012 basically allocates govt power with regard to US citizens they have always had.