Skip to comments.Romney by ONE VOTE?
Posted on 01/03/2012 10:54:40 PM PST by dangus
Per CNN. They are NOT saying whether only one or both outstanding precincts just came in...
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Now saying FOUR votes. Did the 2nd outstanding precinct just come in? Is that it?
Correction... now it’s SANTORUM by four votes!
Santorum won tonight, even if he comes in second
Willard was his usual affable plastic self, Santorum spoke from the heart, something Willard could never do and expose his secretive strange inner core beliefs
the difference showed big-time
The whole thing probably won’t be decided until the Chicago precincts report.
This is what is called a virtual tie. Should Romney prevail in a virtual tie, the headline will be that Romney won. Should Santorum prevail in a virtual tie, the headline will be that it was a virtual tie.
The liberal media and the Democrats love Mitt — for now — the way they loved McCain four years ago. They very much want him to be the nominee because they know he is not electable.
As for the other candidates: Reagan, McCain, and Dole all ran for the nomination at least once before they got nominated.
George H.W. Bush lost a Senate race in his home state. (So did someone named Mitt Romney.)
From this day on, Santorum gains ground and Romney loses ground.
Romney is a fake. Santorum is real and will beat obama.
Rove is on Fox implying that whatever they have yet to count will probably favor Romney. Seems strange it has taken so long to find these precious things....
I could not agree more. I listened to Rick speak, and was moved. I listed to a few minutes of Romney and had to move the dial on my radio. He honestly sounded like Ted Kennedy the way he talked.
Carl Spackler would be proud:
Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac... It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole!
Very strange. For the longest time the reporting was that there were only two precincts yet to come in, with Santorum leading by 18 votes.
Now it shows nine precincts outstanding, with Santorum only leading by four votes.
Something is starting to smell very funny here...
Karl Rove just reported he has inside information that one precinct under counted votes for Romney. The correction may make Romney the winner.
Yup, insiders manufacturing votes for their guy.
had to find them in the trunk of the car, or maybe they had to call Franken....
Or maybe they had to wait for most to go to sleep before they stuffed the box.
Romney is a fake. Santorum is real and will beat Obama.
Santorum has plainly exposed Mitt's weakness.
But he has not established his own viability going forward.
Newt is helped the most here.
Sorry to say, but FAUXNEWS fits into the group that you're talking about. They lost bigger than Michelle Bachmann and Jon Huntsman tonite. And that's sad.
Santorums speech was very moving and memorable. Romneys speech was painfully awkward.
"Something is starting to smell very funny here..."
Changing the ballot rules in other states at the last minute to benefit Romney; fishy votes being found out of nowhere in Iowa. Same as it ever was with the Establishment...
Per Rove, Romney to win by 14 votes...
Well I see they managed to find some votes for Romney. Supposedly they “undercounted” Romney votes. Romney wins by 14 votes, according to Rove. Funny, Santorum was ahead till they suddenly “lost” the vote 2 hours ago. Bunch of criminals.
If Mitt wins, it will be a Phyrric Victory.
Romney has won by 14 votes.
Both sides have now agreed that Mittens won by 14 votes.
Rove is spinning that Romney won by 18 because of “lost paperwork”. His buddies at the RNC told him. Geez. You can’t make this stuff up.
On the bright side, whoever wins in the IA GOP caucus usually loses the battle for the nomination.
That should be “Pyrrhic Victory”
They arebso transparent. I so dread the presidential elections. Its going to be total chaos.
But this is still a great night for Santorum...don't let anyone say different!
As bad as a Banana Republic . A disgrace .
I’s like to know where the story got started about the truck on its way...Then it turned out to be false. hmmmm
And New Hampshire almost never votes for the same candidate that Iowa does. So maybe it’s a good thing Romney won?
Here’s hoping he bombs in NH. I think Newt or Santorum may be able to take him out there.
Caught Mrs. Santorum on C-Span tonight and she focused on "the family" and their upbringing.
You said he won tonight even though he may come in second...if anything; like the well known telecom ad, Santorum's ad should now state:
"Can you hear me now!!!?"
“Bunch of criminals.”
I am so tired of my tagline, but there is no reason to change it.
also the iowa GOP came out early and said “NO RECOUNT!”
“It’s not the people who vote that count. It’s the people who count the votes.” Josef Stalin
I heard Santorum on Mark Levins radio show a few weeks ago and Mark asked him “Are you going to the Trump debate?” He said “Heck yeah! I NEED that debate. I am looking forward to mixing it up with Newt even if nobody else comes!” That really impressed me to hear his enthusiasm and courage.
This whole story stinks. It does look like the establishment is in panic mode though. They put the fix in here against Santorum, they are dragging McLame out for an endorsement tomorrow, we just found out that Mittens dumped a lot of resources into IA for a substantial win that didn’t happen.
25% Poll Ceiling Mittens is looking in sad shape right now. No coronation for him.
No, I think Santorum is helped the most. He’s getting the exposure he needs and the more he’s seen, the more he’s liked. He’s going to gain momentum by the day. Santorum is rel. Romney is fake. People will see that.
It was said most Iowa voters picked their choice at the last minute. Romney might shed some "taken for granted" poll votes; after tonight's performance. People like when an underdog is finally recognized and they can quickly fall behind them.
Let's see how those "seven men in a log cabin way up in NH" [a joke], cast their votes, now that you have the farmer vote.
NH is; however, a MA bedroom community. They make work in the Commonwealth, but they don't want the taxes, the schools and the broke back state that MA is.
Gingrich's speech tonight was awful, especially his incessant crying over the Super PAC advertisements. Romney is a SUNDAY PICNIC compared to what the Chicago Stalinists would do to Gingrich, and he needs to quit the whining.
You are right. This was honestly the first time I was exposed to Santorum on a platform where he could speak his feelings on all the current political madness, and he was the true winner tonight. He is my #1 pick now, and I hope he gets the nomination.
You prefer Romney over Gingrich? Why??????
One of the analysts was saying that Santorum’s populist conservative economics and his strong stances on social issues are almost exactly the same mix that Pat Buchanan used to win New Hampshire in 1996.
I could care less what Rove says at this point, since Santorum appeared basically out of nowhere and won the interest and respect of countless Americans tonight.
Sheesh, the Romney machine is a Disney cartoon show compared to what the Kenyan liar and his army of flying monkeys have in store for Gingrich.
Yes Rove said that Romney won by 14 and he said both campaigns have agreed to this, but the posted numbers have yet to catch up with Rove’s information.
That’ll work in New Hampshire and Mittens can no longer count on the garlanded roses path to the nomination.
Mr. Establishment vs the Comeback Kid.
How much money was spent -by the rich Romney camp- per vote?
How much was spent by underdog, Santorum, per vote?
I liked the "shoe-string" [campaign finances] analogy the other day-- reply to interviewer, giving shoe-strings a bad name.
I thought it was Especially Big of Santorum to call Alan Colmes a good guy even after the "dying child as a plaything" painful comment with his added snear delivery. Colmes may have just helped Santorum, as that was despicable!!!
HEADLINE: Jan. 4, 2012, 1:51 a.m. EST
"Romney, Santorum in virtual tie in Iowa race
Caucus results up in air in historically close contest
"But it was Santorums performance that stole the show on Tuesday night, as caucus-goers rallied around the lesser-known former senator from Pennsylvania, who was handily out-spent by his better-funded rival."-- MARKETWATCH