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.
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.
That's a major victory for Rick, no matter how you try to spin it.
Those are amazing numbers. Wow.
Well, we know our man, and you’re to be commended for sticking with Santorum.
I can’t say I chose him, I picked Cain. :)
Now we just need to see how well he can do in NH. If he can take out Slick Willard there, it’s game over for him.
Remember when he started here in PA? He walked all over PA, went door to door, same as Iowa. No one gave him a snowball’s chance in hell, but he won.
Who says lightning doesn’t strike twice?
They will go after him now hammer and tong. I hope this turns into a real campaign now. Time for Sarah to endorse.
We have seen this before, in 2008. (Not to mention 1976, 1988, 1992, 1996). In 2008, McCain's one good move was picking Palin for VP. Then she started getting more people at her rallies than McCain and they sabotaged her.
I don't think I can hold my nose again to pull the lever for another GOP loser. Will they ever get the message?
I was thinking that mitt romney has got to know that we don’t want him, actually despise him, and are fighting tooth and nail against him, yet he still wants to be president so badly no matter WHAT we want, he is willing to do almost anything to get there. That is not love of country. THAT is love of self and a quest for power, as if by his very existence it should be bequeathed to him.
Perry and Bachmann gave it their shot, but it’s over now. Bachmann will be bitter. I don’t expect grace from her. But Perry might be willing to hand over the baton with some class. I guess we’ll see.
I just wish it were Cain. But no use crying over spilled milk now. We have our conservative.
I believe there’s a strong case that many Freepers heads will be exploding in the next two months. Mitt can loose but most people don’t take into account all the work he’s done to win. Let’s look at the primary schedule:
January 3, 2012 Iowa (caucus)
— Mitt wins with a two week blitz
January 10, 2012 New Hampshire (primary)
— Can be a surprising state but unlikely to swing too far from Mitt in a week. Maybe a smaller win can be spun as a loss.
January 21, 2012 South Carolina (primary)
— Best chance to slow Mitt - but he’s working the state hard and has Establishment and some Tea Party support
January 31, 2012 Florida (primary)
— Newt could win the state but if he didn’t win SC, I’d be very surprised to see his numbers hold. FL has not been in the business of picking new front runners.
February 4, 2012 Nevada (caucus)
— Large Mormon state and Romney is already working it. If Gingrich is tanking, we’re likely to see Romney break into the high 30’s.
February 411, 2012 Maine (caucus)
— Not a conservative bastion and likely friendly to a NE liberal republican
February 7, 2012 Colorado (caucus)
— Last I saw Gingrich was killing it here, could keep him in the game (if he’s still in the game)
— No thoughts here other than Romney’s got a ground game, Pawlenty, and (if Freeper conspiracy is right) Bachman
— Show me
February 28, 2012 Arizona (primary)
— Mitt’s got to have some family ties here that can help.
Don’t think Mitt is unstoppable, but I can see so many ways he can win and very few for Gingrich or Santorum. I guess it’s easy for me - when Cain left the race I stopped “Waiting for Superman” and got more analytical. I get it that people get mad when you call it in the opening plays of the first quarter. I do think we need to focus in part on “what if” Mitt wins and how to make the best of it. We’ll need much more than a conservative VP to act as a band-aid. We’ll need to primary out a number of liberal congress critters to make it right.
According to the Iowa GOP on Twitter:
Romney - 30,015
Santorum - 30,007
Paul - 26,219
Gingrich - 16,251
Perry - 12,604
Bachmann - 6073
Hunstman - 745
Mitt wins by 8 votes. That win is a loss as the field narrows.
Thanks for posting the final results, I was looking for them
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