Skip to comments.Romney Wins Iowa Caucus
Posted on 01/03/2012 11:27:04 PM PST by therightliveswithus
According to Karl Rove, now speaking on Fox News, a high-ranking official in the Republican party has declared that Mitt Romney has won the Iowa Caucus by exactly 14 votes.
Update- Fox News has confirmed that a second source has verified this report and that Mitt Romney has indeed won.
Enjoy your Pyrrhic Victory, Mitt.
Not shocking, convenient how they “found” a lot of ballots at the end for Romney.
Enjoy your Pyrrhic Victory, Rove.
Mitt outspent rick 100 to 1, or there about. The party can not afford Mitt if it takes 100 to 1 to win by 14 votes.
That means Mitt might need 100 BILLION to beat Obama.
The Republican Party disgusts me.
hey! Fu%k you Karl!
Gotta love it when Mitts down by 4 when every precinct is counted but one in the late hours of the night and then they find those votes and he wins by 14. Probably the number of wives Joseph Smith had...haha
On the other hand, Santorum practically lived in Iowa for the past year, and went to all 99 precincts. Romney only came into Iowa for the last two weeks and blitzed it. Did pretty good for a two week heavy duty effort as opposed to Santorum who took up for all ostensible purposes, residency in Iowa. Santorum fought a good fight though, considering. I liked his speech he gave tonite. It was heartwarming.
There are more than 1700 precincts.
Born and raised in Iowa!
Right, Mitt “won!”
So if anyone else drops out, who gets their votes? Mitt? Not no, but hell no!
Mitt has a percentage problem — 25% maximum support gets Mitt nothing; by week’s end, Santorum will surpass any lead Mitt thinks he gained from this “win” in Iowa.
You might want to wait for the official results. Jus’ sayin’/
The magnificent Karl Rove strikes again.
States should have ‘real elections’ with ONLY party members voting. These caucuses are just stupid, IMO.
Also, party members should have been members of the party for 3 months to be eligible to vote. No dems would be registering as republicans to show up and vote on the same day. This should have been done THREE YEARS ago after seeing what happened with McAmnesty. Now, here we are at it again....
Santorum was the big victor tonight. He has major momentum on his side. Romney didn’t do any better than his polling numbers. He didn’t win over any converts.
You know how he won by secret voting.
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.
Yep. Rove had on his smug little smirk.
Go Rick Santorum!
GOP Iowa win= usually losing nomination
You’re right. From this day on, Santorum gains momentum. Iowa was the exposure he needed.
Romney is a fake and Rick Santorum is real. People see it.
NH likes to be contrary to Iowa, this is not a real win.
Karl Rove; turdburgler!
So, has Santorum done the full groundpounding get-out-the-vote monty in NH and the other “big” states? If he didn’t, his vote tally means nothing because no one outside Iowa will know anything about him.
It’s really hard to “see” how the election is trending from a board like this. Many people have personal investments in one candidate or another, so every victory by that candidate is the moment when that candidate locked up the nomination, and every defeat is “just a flesh wound”. While that kind of support is great for the candidate and their campaign, it really clouds the actual state of the field.
Forecasting the potential outcomes of any election is important to the US, but it is especially important with this election. The economy is barely functioning, US debt is now more than the total GDP of the country, the security apparatus of the government is more intrusive than ever, and the current president has de facto nationalized several major sectors of the economy. Economic progress this year is going to mirror very closely the fortunes of the various candidates. If Obama’s star seems ascendant, businesses will falter further and spending will collapse, in anticipation of another 4 disastrous years under his administration. If the republican candidate seems to be the front-runner, things will get marginally better, as businesses’ optimism prepares them for the assumed-inevitable improvement in the US business climate following a republican victory.
Me too. I must say that I have never like Willard. From his time at Bain, the olympics, his politics in Mass with all the brown nosing fat boy Kennedy and now his losing attempt at the presidency. His second attempt at that. I don’t like his studdering speech delivery, his demeaning and childish attacks of other republicans during debates, and his less than truthful attack ads.
Sorry Mitty, no vote and no money from me.
As to the RNC, they have called me three times this year for money and they finally got the message. I have contributed directly to the candidate of my choice. Only problem is I am running out of choices.
The official vote count was just announced by the Head of the Pub committee in Iowa and Romney won by 8 votes. Geez, what a squeeker! The official count was agreed to by both parties (Romney/Santorum). So, that’s it folks. You can all go to sleep now.
I can count the Republican leaders I fully trust on one finger.
I wish that was a joke.
Mitt borrowed some Dem ideas?
After Cain dropped out, I was waiting to see what would happen...but now I’m fully behind Santorum, and the other candidates need to get out of the way...now!!
It doesn’t matter. Drudge already has Santorum as the winner, so it’s a done deal.
There are more than 1700 precincts.”
Right you are. I meant counties, but goofed and said precincts. It’s late and I’m tired. Thanks for catching that.
Watching CNN now..
30,015 to 30,007 with 100% reporting in.
(In 2008, Willard got 30,021 votes per CNN)
That is just crazy, really.
Look, this just shows everyone who doesn’t like Romney, that he will be a serious threat UNLESS we can all consolidate and stick behind one candidate for more than 2 weeks.
Just checked the Paulian stronghold ZeroHedge. They are in despair, they say it’s over for Paul. Much gnashing of teeth and general clothes rending.
ok the Conservative vote split 4 ways in the Iowa pot luck dinner straw poll
.. a blow out against Romney when the Conservative votes are consolidated
Won the same folks he had before.
Now, it’s up to Santorum to see how this goes from here.
If any of them beat Obama in 2012, conservatives loose in 2016 and possibly far beyond.
Looks like I'm not gonna have a dog in the 2012 fight.
” Meh. No excitement or enthusiasm. Romney, Santorum, et al are GOP same old, same old.”
I’m with YOU !
Willard Romney 30,015
Rick Santorum 30,007
Mike Huckabee 40,841
Mitt Romney 29,949
I swear I am going to faint from hyperventilating over this vote count crap, but I am overjoyed that Rick pulled this off. 4 votes, 8 votes, 14 votes is nothing. Rick won this. I prayed for a miracle, but honestly never thought this would happen.
I had considered Perry but kept hoping that Rick would somehow catch the brass ring. Well. Now that he has, it’s time to go to work.
Lazlo, you kept the faith all along. Good on ya.
Santorum deserves this. Go Rick.
14 votes, huh. Wow Mitt, you sure walked away a winner tonight!
I’ll say it one more time.. the un Romney vote that wins in SC will win the nomination
How could missed ballots have been found somewhere?
I don't know if it was faith or just my inherent stubborn nature. This sure is exciting. It is good to see old fashion hard work and determination pay off sometimes. To think Rick started out with no money, driving around in his pick up truck towing a trailer just to shake hands all over the state and then end up humiliating Mittens is amazing.
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