Skip to comments.Iowa GOP: Romney wins caucuses [Romney 30,015, Santorum 30,007]
Posted on 01/04/2012 12:09:20 AM PST by Slings and Arrows
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney beat former Sen. Rick Santorum by a margin of just 8 votes in the Iowa GOP caucuses, the chairman of the Iowa Republican Party announced early Wednesday.
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Call me paranoid, a cynic...whatever. Seems the power elite have this hairline tight election scheme down to a science. It seems nearly every election now comes down to this tiny difference of votes. Disgusted that Romney won this.
Our entire body politik is lost.
I had hopes for Palin, and then Bachmann became my second choice after Sarah announced she wasn't running.
After last night and Santorum's speech, I sent a email to Bachmann encouraging her to drop out and put her support behind Santorum.
Also sent my first donation to the Santorum campaign.
Santorum~ Rubio 2012~
Well your candidate Newt is such a spoiled brat. He gave the worse speech I ever heard. Blaming others for his big loss. What a chump. You either get behind Santorum or you will have Obama for another 4 years. That is your choice.
You hit the nail on the head!!!! Last night was another great Tea Party victory! Santorum won! BIG TIME!...
No one would have expected him to be within the top three. More expected in single digits.
He vied for the top AND that without the $$ that Romney sunk into IA.
The Santorum surge is the real story here. An eight vote victory for Romney is a defeat.
“Well your candidate Newt is such a spoiled brat. He gave the worse speech I ever heard. Blaming others for his big loss. What a chump. You either get behind Santorum or you will have Obama for another 4 years. That is your choice.”
... Sorry. The boring boy scout is not on my radar.
If he’s the candidate I would vote for him, but there’s no reason to “get behind him” now.
You are right rdl!
Something happened last night. As Santorum said “ GAME ON”!
I have been a fan of Senator Santorum for many years.
Although I still have the scars from his endorsement of Spector over Toomey - I am glad that he has emerged as the anti-Romney candididate.
I can support Rick and feel good about it.
Well that is fine. I would be happy to have a boring boy scout after the crazy President we have had. I guess you are another Romney fan. Yuk, but I guess that is your right to be.
He has no chance. The far right has no chance.
He is a loser
Glad to see somebody else has figured out what the game is.
You have to hand it to the good ‘ole USA; our one party system LOOKS a lot different from the ones in Eastern Europe, Russia, China, and Cuba circa 1975, and so far has gotten by with a lot less coercion.
Of course having 8 flavors of Pravda instead of just one (although it may be more efficient to just have the one) surely helps with that.
The object of the game was/is the same - keep about 25,000 - 50,000 of the people that “really matter” at the top of the food chain.
I think it is easy to fall victim to the first in wins mentality when we have 49 MORE STATES left to vote and then the convention! Iowa and New Hampshire mean nothing. Period. Turn off your TVs, your computers and just wait awhile and/or go commit money to your candidate. I do wish Michele Bachmann or John Huntsman would quit the race as their votes would have made a difference. However, it is their right to stay in (though Unrealistic at this point). Perry is still a slight dark horse, but we’ll see. I know I hope it’s ABM (anyone but Mitt)...but my personal hope is that Newt pulls it out as he’s the most qualified to stand up against the Obama media that coming...
Start the real democratic and conservative “revolution” in USA !
And stop watching at the croocks steeling your country, your monney and lives
At my precinct we had 483 votes cast. Romney got 196 and Santorum 105. And I was part of getting the counting done.
So Romney had a lot of strength in some areas. My vote went to Perry who got 43.
Drudge Developing: Bauchman cancels trip to SC;schedules New’s Conference!!!! Please Michelle, put your support towards Rick Santorum!!!!!!!
There’s a lot of that going around.
The "Far right" has no chance? Huh?
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