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Romney Wins Iowa Caucus
Pundit Press ^ | 1/4/12 | Aurelius

Posted on 01/03/2012 11:27:04 PM PST by therightliveswithus

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1 posted on 01/03/2012 11:27:15 PM PST by therightliveswithus
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To: therightliveswithus

Enjoy your Pyrrhic Victory, Mitt.


2 posted on 01/03/2012 11:28:17 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: therightliveswithus

Not shocking, convenient how they “found” a lot of ballots at the end for Romney.


3 posted on 01/03/2012 11:29:10 PM PST by PAConservative1
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To: therightliveswithus

Highway robbery....


4 posted on 01/03/2012 11:29:17 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: therightliveswithus

Enjoy your Pyrrhic Victory, Rove.


5 posted on 01/03/2012 11:30:01 PM PST by rhinohunter (Not voting for RINO Romney...no way...no how)
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To: therightliveswithus

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.


6 posted on 01/03/2012 11:30:18 PM PST by cableguymn
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To: therightliveswithus

The Republican Party disgusts me.


7 posted on 01/03/2012 11:30:57 PM PST by EternalVigilance (Nutrionally, you are what you eat. Politically, you are who you endorse.)
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To: therightliveswithus

hey! Fu%k you Karl!


8 posted on 01/03/2012 11:32:05 PM PST by Carthego delenda est
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To: therightliveswithus

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


9 posted on 01/03/2012 11:32:44 PM PST by MacMattico
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To: therightliveswithus
Why is it always the statist candidate who finds the needed ballots whenever the election is close?
10 posted on 01/03/2012 11:32:58 PM PST by rhinohunter (Not voting for RINO Romney...no way...no how)
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To: cableguymn

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.


11 posted on 01/03/2012 11:34:03 PM PST by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: flaglady47

99 counties.

There are more than 1700 precincts.


12 posted on 01/03/2012 11:35:13 PM PST by EternalVigilance (Nutrionally, you are what you eat. Politically, you are who you endorse.)
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To: therightliveswithus

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.


13 posted on 01/03/2012 11:35:56 PM PST by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: therightliveswithus

You might want to wait for the official results. Jus’ sayin’/


14 posted on 01/03/2012 11:36:31 PM PST by BenKenobi
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To: EternalVigilance

The magnificent Karl Rove strikes again.


15 posted on 01/03/2012 11:36:53 PM PST by Orange1998
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To: therightliveswithus

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....


16 posted on 01/03/2012 11:38:34 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: therightliveswithus

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.


17 posted on 01/03/2012 11:38:49 PM PST by upsdriver
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To: flaglady47

You know how he won by secret voting.


18 posted on 01/03/2012 11:39:00 PM PST by Libertynotfree (Over spending, Over taxes, and Over regulation)
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To: therightliveswithus

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.


19 posted on 01/03/2012 11:39:15 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Carthego delenda est

Yep. Rove had on his smug little smirk.

Go Rick Santorum!


20 posted on 01/03/2012 11:39:40 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: therightliveswithus
Horseshit.

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

21 posted on 01/03/2012 11:40:33 PM PST by Viking2002 (My regular avatar has resumed from the holiday festivities, But is not yet sober. And it's armed.)
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To: dfwgator

GOP Iowa win= usually losing nomination

Bush 1980
Dole 1988
Huckster 2008
Mittens 2012(Hopefully)


22 posted on 01/03/2012 11:41:12 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: upsdriver

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.


23 posted on 01/03/2012 11:41:55 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: rhinohunter

NH likes to be contrary to Iowa, this is not a real win.


24 posted on 01/03/2012 11:42:48 PM PST by ynotjjr (Gingrich/Rubio 2012 It's called the Constitution. Learn it, live it, love it!)
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To: Carthego delenda est

Karl Rove; turdburgler!


25 posted on 01/03/2012 11:43:06 PM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: therightliveswithus

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.


26 posted on 01/03/2012 11:43:28 PM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: EternalVigilance

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.


27 posted on 01/03/2012 11:44:46 PM PST by biff (WAS)
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To: therightliveswithus
Iowa official just confirmed it: Romney won by 8 votes
28 posted on 01/03/2012 11:45:15 PM PST by therightliveswithus
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To: therightliveswithus
Matt Strawn is a RINO hack. Probably Mitts and Roves hand picked man. Able to produce 8 votes at the drop of a hat.


29 posted on 01/03/2012 11:46:16 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Little Pig

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.


30 posted on 01/03/2012 11:46:25 PM PST by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: biff

I can count the Republican leaders I fully trust on one finger.

I wish that was a joke.


31 posted on 01/03/2012 11:47:15 PM PST by EternalVigilance (Nutrionally, you are what you eat. Politically, you are who you endorse.)
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To: PAConservative1

Mitt borrowed some Dem ideas?


32 posted on 01/03/2012 11:47:44 PM PST by MetaThought
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To: Lazlo in PA

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!!


33 posted on 01/03/2012 11:48:04 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: therightliveswithus

It doesn’t matter. Drudge already has Santorum as the winner, so it’s a done deal.


34 posted on 01/03/2012 11:48:39 PM PST by pallis
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To: EternalVigilance

“99 counties.

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.


35 posted on 01/03/2012 11:49:20 PM PST by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: pallis

Watching CNN now..

30,015 to 30,007 with 100% reporting in.

(In 2008, Willard got 30,021 votes per CNN)


36 posted on 01/03/2012 11:52:28 PM PST by CainConservative ( Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Bolton, Perry, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: flaglady47

Romney 2012...30,021
Romney 2008...30,015

That is just crazy, really.


37 posted on 01/03/2012 11:53:53 PM PST by ynotjjr (Gingrich/Rubio 2012 It's called the Constitution. Learn it, live it, love it!)
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To: therightliveswithus

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.


38 posted on 01/03/2012 11:54:02 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: therightliveswithus

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.


39 posted on 01/03/2012 11:56:09 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: therightliveswithus

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


40 posted on 01/03/2012 11:57:14 PM PST by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: upsdriver

Won the same folks he had before.

Now, it’s up to Santorum to see how this goes from here.


41 posted on 01/03/2012 11:57:46 PM PST by BenKenobi
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To: therightliveswithus
Meh. No excitement or enthusiasm. Romney, Santorum, et al are GOP same old, same old.

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.

42 posted on 01/04/2012 12:00:18 AM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt The Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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” Meh. No excitement or enthusiasm. Romney, Santorum, et al are GOP same old, same old.”

I’m with YOU !


43 posted on 01/04/2012 12:04:11 AM PST by sushiman
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To: Lib-Lickers 2

Exactly!

2012:

Willard Romney 30,015
Rick Santorum 30,007

2008:

Mike Huckabee 40,841
Mitt Romney 29,949


44 posted on 01/04/2012 12:04:34 AM PST by CainConservative ( Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Bolton, Perry, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: unkus; Lazlo in PA

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.


45 posted on 01/04/2012 12:05:11 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: therightliveswithus

14 votes, huh. Wow Mitt, you sure walked away a winner tonight!

FOURTEEN??? BWAAAHHHH


46 posted on 01/04/2012 12:06:37 AM PST by Bradís Gramma (Keep the CHRIST in Christmas!!!)
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To: therightliveswithus
Romney unmasked, Romney...Unmasked
47 posted on 01/04/2012 12:08:07 AM PST by FrankR (What you resist...PERSISTS!)
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To: CainConservative

I’ll say it one more time.. the un Romney vote that wins in SC will win the nomination


48 posted on 01/04/2012 12:10:12 AM PST by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: therightliveswithus
I don't get it. Both CNN and Fox said results were being "phoned in." They said they had people at the precincts and at the county headquarters to confirm the vote before the official tally was posted. The votes were publicly announced at each precincts before being called in.

How could missed ballots have been found somewhere?

49 posted on 01/04/2012 12:14:43 AM PST by HapaxLegamenon
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To: MestaMachine
Lazlo, you kept the faith all along. Good on ya.

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.

50 posted on 01/04/2012 12:16:53 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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