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Romney by ONE VOTE?
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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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1 posted on 01/03/2012 10:54:41 PM PST by dangus
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To: dangus

Now saying FOUR votes. Did the 2nd outstanding precinct just come in? Is that it?


2 posted on 01/03/2012 10:55:12 PM PST by dangus
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To: dangus

Correction... now it’s SANTORUM by four votes!


3 posted on 01/03/2012 10:55:44 PM PST by dangus
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To: dangus

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


4 posted on 01/03/2012 10:57:49 PM PST by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common- Voltaire)
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To: dangus

The whole thing probably won’t be decided until the Chicago precincts report.

/s


5 posted on 01/03/2012 10:57:55 PM PST by waus (FUBO UFCMF, Just in case I stuttered, FUBO)
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To: dangus

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.)


6 posted on 01/03/2012 10:58:31 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: dangus

From this day on, Santorum gains ground and Romney loses ground.

Romney is a fake. Santorum is real and will beat obama.


7 posted on 01/03/2012 11:01:50 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: dangus
Anyone else have an issue with how poorly the IA GOP is fumbling the election? It appears to me that the establishment hacks are vote shopping for Mittens for some reason. This should have been concluded hours ago. There are not that many people voting in this thing.
8 posted on 01/03/2012 11:03:01 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: TBP

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....


9 posted on 01/03/2012 11:03:15 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather ("Kick The Communists Out Of Your Govt. And Don't Accept Their Goodies"-Yuri Bezmenov-KGB Defector)
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To: unkus

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.


10 posted on 01/03/2012 11:03:49 PM PST by cableguymn
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To: dangus

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!


11 posted on 01/03/2012 11:04:16 PM PST by waus (FUBO UFCMF, Just in case I stuttered, FUBO)
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To: TBP
I don't doubt the press will sell it the way you suggest. However, I think Santorum is the clear winner here. Romney only received what he's pretty much had from the start. The game changer was Santorum. He's the one who came out of virtually nowhere. The anti-Romney vote is stable and has been for months. It's still split between the various non-Romney candidates, but that will change. The only other candidate close to Romney is Huntsman, and you can see there's no votes there. Romney is hopefully toast. Conservatives despise wishy-washy ways.
12 posted on 01/03/2012 11:05:38 PM PST by CitizenUSA (What's special about bad? Bad is easy. Anyone can do it. Try good instead!)
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To: dangus

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...


13 posted on 01/03/2012 11:05:49 PM PST by EternalVigilance (Nutrionally, you are what you eat. Politically, you are who you endorse.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

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.


14 posted on 01/03/2012 11:06:30 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

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.


15 posted on 01/03/2012 11:06:35 PM PST by cableguymn
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Actually, Rove said it was unlikely that Romney could win, and that it was still Santorum’s night either way.
16 posted on 01/03/2012 11:06:39 PM PST by Kansas58
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To: unkus
From this day on, Santorum gains ground and Romney loses ground.

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.

17 posted on 01/03/2012 11:08:07 PM PST by rogue yam
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To: TBP
"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."

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.

18 posted on 01/03/2012 11:09:11 PM PST by matthew fuller ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." Winston Churchill)
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To: cableguymn

Santorums speech was very moving and memorable. Romneys speech was painfully awkward.


19 posted on 01/03/2012 11:10:36 PM PST by cnsmom (csmom)
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To: EternalVigilance

"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...

20 posted on 01/03/2012 11:13:15 PM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Per Rove, Romney to win by 14 votes...


21 posted on 01/03/2012 11:13:44 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather ("Kick The Communists Out Of Your Govt. And Don't Accept Their Goodies"-Yuri Bezmenov-KGB Defector)
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To: dangus

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.


22 posted on 01/03/2012 11:14:17 PM PST by beckysueb
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To: sheikdetailfeather

If Mitt wins, it will be a Phyrric Victory.


23 posted on 01/03/2012 11:14:56 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: beckysueb

Romney has won by 14 votes.


24 posted on 01/03/2012 11:15:23 PM PST by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: dangus; All

Both sides have now agreed that Mittens won by 14 votes.

BOO!!!


25 posted on 01/03/2012 11:15:23 PM PST by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


26 posted on 01/03/2012 11:15:58 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: dfwgator

That should be “Pyrrhic Victory”


27 posted on 01/03/2012 11:15:58 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: sheikdetailfeather

They arebso transparent. I so dread the presidential elections. Its going to be total chaos.


28 posted on 01/03/2012 11:16:13 PM PST by beckysueb
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To: dangus
The Iowa GOP put their "special sauce" on the remaining votes... Romney, the establishment candidate, will win.

But this is still a great night for Santorum...don't let anyone say different!

29 posted on 01/03/2012 11:20:01 PM PST by bigjoesaddle (The point ALWAYS forgotten is... If THEY surrender, we stop fighting, if WE surrender, they kill us!)
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To: beckysueb

As bad as a Banana Republic . A disgrace .


30 posted on 01/03/2012 11:20:20 PM PST by sushiman
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To: Lazlo in PA

I’s like to know where the story got started about the truck on its way...Then it turned out to be false. hmmmm


31 posted on 01/03/2012 11:23:13 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather ("Kick The Communists Out Of Your Govt. And Don't Accept Their Goodies"-Yuri Bezmenov-KGB Defector)
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To: Lazlo in PA

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.


32 posted on 01/03/2012 11:23:53 PM PST by teg_76
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To: silverleaf
I was most impressed when coming into Iowa, Santorum went out pounded the pavement; and met the voters ALL OVER Iowa. He "worked" for every vote he got tonight, or should I say he earned every vote he received. He did not have the money like other candidates; nor the paparazzi, as in the media pretty much ignored him. He showed focus and did not bellyache, get all pompous and prima donna like [won't mention any names].

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!!!?"

33 posted on 01/03/2012 11:25:27 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: Jim Robinson
The voting only started this evening and ended not that long ago.......now how can we have a ballot counting error like this, like Florida, so damn quick?

Shenanigans ....the stuff elections are made of.
34 posted on 01/03/2012 11:25:38 PM PST by BIGLOOK
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To: beckysueb

“Bunch of criminals.”

I am so tired of my tagline, but there is no reason to change it.


35 posted on 01/03/2012 11:27:27 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: BIGLOOK

also the iowa GOP came out early and said “NO RECOUNT!”

why not?


36 posted on 01/03/2012 11:27:37 PM PST by cableguymn
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To: Psalm 144

“It’s not the people who vote that count. It’s the people who count the votes.” Josef Stalin


37 posted on 01/03/2012 11:30:41 PM PST by sushiman
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To: fight_truth_decay

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.


38 posted on 01/03/2012 11:34:52 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather ("Kick The Communists Out Of Your Govt. And Don't Accept Their Goodies"-Yuri Bezmenov-KGB Defector)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

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.


39 posted on 01/03/2012 11:35:38 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: rogue yam

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.


40 posted on 01/03/2012 11:35:48 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: teg_76
New Hampshire almost never votes for the same candidate that Iowa does

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.

41 posted on 01/03/2012 11:36:09 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: cableguymn
My sentiment exactly. I prefer Santorum over Romney, but still maintain Romney over Gingrich. Perry and Michele are unfortunately finished at this point, and I truly hope that Ron Paul loses big elsewhere since he is nuts.

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.

42 posted on 01/03/2012 11:39:15 PM PST by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them)
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To: unkus

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.


43 posted on 01/03/2012 11:42:14 PM PST by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them)
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To: Prole

You prefer Romney over Gingrich? Why??????


44 posted on 01/03/2012 11:42:55 PM PST by CainConservative ( Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Bolton, Perry, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: teg_76

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.


45 posted on 01/03/2012 11:43:23 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: llandres
Iowa just announced that Romney won by 4 votes.

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.

46 posted on 01/03/2012 11:46:59 PM PST by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them)
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To: CainConservative
Because Gingrich keeps crying about the Super PAC stuff, even tonight in his speech. He just doesn't handle himself well in a political contest.

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.

47 posted on 01/03/2012 11:50:44 PM PST by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them)
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To: flaglady47

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.


48 posted on 01/03/2012 11:51:45 PM PST by HapaxLegamenon
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To: TBP

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.


49 posted on 01/03/2012 11:53:57 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Romney to win by 14 votes...

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 Santorum’s 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

50 posted on 01/03/2012 11:56:51 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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