Skip to comments.Santorum Tops Romney in Iowa Caucus 'Split Decision' (Santorum won by 34 votes)
Posted on 01/19/2012 3:47:43 AM PST by Brown Deer
A recount of the Jan. 3 Iowa Republican caucus results has Rick Santorum leading Mitt Romney in the race for the GOP presidential nomination by 34 votes, with data from 8 precincts missing and never to be certified, GOP officials told The Des Moines Register on Wednesday. Despite Santorum's advantage, the state Republican party views the results as a wash.
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Geez. Did he win or did he not win? I’m not a Santorum fan, but it’s completely bogus and absurd for them to deny him like this.
It wasn’t “a wash” when Romney “won” by 8 votes and you had Ayotte and others out there hustling that “hey, a win is a win!!”
Wait a minute—all the Mitt fans in the Liberal MSM and the RINO establishment have been trumpeting that Willard won Iowa SINCE Iowa!
Gee,reckon they are telling us who they prefer?
If this is to be the official position of the Iowa GOP, I don't know who's bigger clowns, them or the media which rushed to report two weeks ago on “Romney's Big Win”. This also makes the Iowa process look foolish.
When is a loss a win? When Romney loses Iowa and the Media reports it as a victory. When is a win a tie? When Santorum wins Iowa.
These caucuses make a joke of everything, its too open to fiddling around, forms were not signed, who knows what went on, call it a draw and be done with it. This is why cacuses are daft, primaries are much easier for a paper trail.
Romney wins by a whisker: "ROMNEY WINS IOWA CAUCUS, STEAMROLLS ON TO NEW HAMPSHIRE"
Santorum wins by a whisker:
"ROMNEY, SANTORUM TIE IN IOWA"
Sheesh, I KNEW this bullcrap spin/narrative was coming, they are SO predictable. I KNEW IT. Scumbags. So in the tank to get the contrived bandwagon effect for Romney so the unthinking masses within the GOP at the polls feel "inevitability", whereupon Mittens is then summarily slaughtered in the General Election by their boy, Barack Hussein Obama. The template is already ginned up, it is such a farce.
In these remaining **48** primaries and caucuses, we simply MUST REVOLT, speak truth to power (GOP Elite/DNC faciliators and MSM toadies) and overturn this oppressive order. MUST!! WHERE IS THE TEA PARTY IN 2012!!!???
And in calling this a tie, the RNC is now as corrupt as the DNC.
A “TIE” means they got the same number of votes. Such LIARS. This is not “journalism”. No longer. This is sheer “Agenda”. Puke. “Tie” my foot!
Fox is saying Santorum WON IOWA.
Don’t shoot the messenger. The RNC are the ones calling this a tie. The press, in this case FNC, is just reporting what the Pubbies are saying.
Iowa’s GOP proves again why they should not be the first primary in the nation.
What is so hard about logging the total number of ballots cast in each precinct, tallying them, checking the math, put all the ballots in a sealed envelope and report the results to a central location.The sealed envelope is held by a designated person for one month in case of recounts, or sent to a central location, and logged in.
In 2012, people are incapalble of doing this simple task correctly?
It’s bad enough anyone can show up and vote for the GOP nominee. It’s bad enough that the primary vote van be manipulated.
But now, you cannot even have faith in almost foolproof process.
Which can mean one thing.
The Iowa GOP has a better than average class of fools running it.
And the GOP, in calling this farce of a result a tie, has lost what was left of its credibility.
Breaking News: Rick Santorum Won Iowa
By 34 votes, Rick Santorum won Iowa. For the past two weeks we have heard Mitt Romney was the first non-incumbent to win both Iowa and New Hampshire. Wrong!
The Des Moines Register reports Rick Santorum won. More troubling for the Iowa GOP, the GOP reports it will never have a completely accurate vote count because the votes in some precincts have gone missing.
The only thing that can be said for sure is Rick Santorum is the real winner.
If Newt Gingrich now wins South Carolina, we are in for a heck of a ride.
Oh, if you are looking for clowns, the Iowa GOP is the place to be. The state's Democrats are generally loudmouthed and hateful, but not totally inept. For rubber-nosed, big-shoed, zany cluelessness, you can't beat Hawkeye Republicans, be they ineffective semi-hereditary placeholders in one of our moribund county organizations or part of the real estate/gambling/insurance cabal in Des M.
Mitt is perfect for them.
Isn’t it interesting that some votes have ...”gone missing” to muddy the waters in a tight race? Remember the truck was on the way with the votes and then that was not true and then they were “looking for the votes?” It took almost 2 hours for that to happen and Rove came on saying the final votes will probably be in Romneys favor.
What was all that about nobody has won both IA and NH stuff? Now a win is a tie? Vote against the establishment corruption.
Pray for America
But I may as well wait for the ocean to dry.
Hero or Spoiler: Rick Perry Will Quit. The Question is as What.
Posted by Erick Erickson (Diary)
Thursday, January 19th at 4:45AM EST
Yesterday, I argued that Rick Perry should leave the GOP primary in advance of Saturdays election and endorse Newt Gingrich, who is the most logical fit in the existing field for a Perry endorsement.
The Perry campaign responded that the race would be decided by voters, not pundits behind a computer.
Fair enough. Rick Perry does not want to be seen as a quitter. But quit he will. I do not want him to quit. I urged him to stay in the race. But sadly his campaign has been unable to get the second look I thought it deserved. Now, at this point, he and I both know he is going to quit the race. The only question is whether he quits now and saves us from Romney or quits Sunday and ensures us Romney.
It may suck, but it is reality. And we are forced at times like this to deal with reality. The reality is that Rick Perry will be quitting the race, but he is not quitting the fight, which has always been more important. We started campaign season with candidates asking what Washington can do for America. Through his singlehanded, tireless, and unfailing efforts, Rick Perry has managed to steer the conversation to what Washington cannot do for America and what Americans can do themselves if Washington just gets the hell out of the way.
Without Rick Perry in the race, that would never have happened. But sadly, at this point, with Rick Perry in the race the people most likely to campaign and govern with Perrys conviction to make Washington as inconsequential in our lives as possible have no chance. For Rick Perrys vision of America to win something we should all want Rick Perry must depart the race now.
Its not like I relish taking this position. I introduced Rick Perry at the 2011 RedState Gathering as the next President of the United States. He remains the best qualified man to be President. I would be thrilled to have him as my President. But he is polling in last place and there are three days to go. It isnt going to happen.
But throwing his support to one of the other non-Romney candidates could help that person win.
Rick Perry will quit. He knows it. I know it. You know it. The question is whether he will quit before Saturdays primary and help someone else win as a hero and king maker, or will he quit next week and see Mitt Romney win with Perry serving as the spoiler, keeping either Gingrich or Santorum from winning.