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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Santorum needs to quit and allow Gingrich to win. Santorum is just helping Romney get the nomination.Santorum is wrong in supporting this horrible tyranny called SOPA which allows government to censor and destroy the Internet.
He is no conservative.
Forget a third party.
We need a second one.
CNN International Now:
"Report: Iowa results show 'virtual tie' between Romney, Santorum By the CNN Wire Staff January 19, 2012 -- Updated 1221 GMT (2021 HKT)
Go ahead and Google the news. The mainstream media cannot bring themselves, based on an Iowa GOP lacking cajones, to use the following three words in one sentence: "Iowa", "Wins", "Santorum"."
Yet, look at all the press titled "Romney Wins Iowa" from two weeks ago, steeped in "inevitability and triumphalism". Tell me that the fix ain't in on this.
We the People are short a few yard of rope and some lamposts....
Excellent thought. Great tactic. The mass media won’t ask it but in the next debate before South Carolina, on Thursday, somehow, and it will be a challenge, Santorum somehow has to get Romney to comment on Iowa and issue a congratulatory to him within the context of that debate, and shatter all this MSM “Romney Won Both Iowa and New Hampshire” narrative. We gotta blow a 45 foot hole right through the center of it. Mass media maps showing which candidate won each primary or caucus state, also need to be changed.
Of course the fix is in. The ruling class is determined to get what it wants by fair means or foul. RNC. DNC. There is no longer a difference.
Iowans cannot be trusted ... ever again.
Gives an answer to the question of whether “Perrywinkle” or “Perrysite” is the more descriptive and exculpatory epithet. Parasitic indeed. Feeding off Republicans while contributing nothing.
How in the world can the votes from 8 preceints be missing? This is criminal!
Real Clear Politics and other sites have not revised their tote boards and still show Romney the winner in Iowa.
This just isn’t Willard’s week, is it? His offshore tax havens are exposed, McCain’s 2008 opposition research came out, a new book called The Real Romney has even more of the ugly truth, and now he didn’t even have his “historic” win.
Mittens is in for a world of hurt tonight. Newt and the Ricks (sounds like a band, doesn’t it?) will destroy him.
Call it what it was, a victory for Santorum.
I'm not on Rick's bandwagon, but fair is fair.
This should show Iowa for what it is, a joke and a nation of 310,000,000 should never let a little bunch of corn huskers dominate the entire voting process because they want to be first.
Screw Iowa, they rail about how much they care about the political process, and yet they can't be TRUSTED to count their own screwy cauci votes.
How in the hell can any one lose votes?
If you can't count, you have no right to be first.
Iowans, go slop the hogs, that's all you can do with any credibility.
I await an apology from any Iowa resident for your state being too screwed up to be first.
“Call it what it was, a victory for Santorum.
I’m not on Rick’s bandwagon, but fair is fair.”
Absolutely right. I’m not for Santorum either, but as many others have said, Romney and his shills have been out there the past couple weeks with the “a win is a win” line, so no need to change the rules now. Bottom line-Romney LOST Iowa!
I thought Iowa was a primary winner takes all state. No?
This is unfreakingbelievable.
So, they cannot account for EIGHT counties? This is ridiculous. They want to deny Santorum his WIN, so this is totally bogus. Honest to pete, they will do anything to keep Mitt the “top dog”. Sorry, but he is TOAST. Whether it’s in the primary or the general (coughspitgag), Romney is TOAST.
Santorum needs to claim victory. Let the Romney mafia try to deny it.
I am DONE with the GOP.
correction: eight PRECINCTS. Arrrrgh. Need coffee.
the elitist establishment will do anything to not have a proper full blown conservative on the ticket.
Open primaries, letting Dems pick our candidate, start in the small north east liberal area of NH .
What I mean by a full blown proper conservative is not some half baked pansy liberal conservative.
The elitist establishment got what they wanted in their headlines and got their candidate what he needed to get him going.
Rick S and Newt please get in talks and one drop out and maybe even promise the other a VP spot so we can take out Romney, the establishment etc
As for Perry , sadly and I say this as someone who supported him, please drop out you have no chance pal of winning anywhere, hell not even top 3