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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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To: Lazlo in PA
Someone crunched the numbers, and they calculated that Mitt spent something like 113 dollars per vote; - Santorum only averaged $1.65 per vote.

That's a major victory for Rick, no matter how you try to spin it.

51 posted on 01/04/2012 12:23:44 AM PST by Cyropaedia ("Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principal of evil...".)
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To: Cyropaedia

Those are amazing numbers. Wow.


52 posted on 01/04/2012 12:28:13 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

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.


53 posted on 01/04/2012 12:29:10 AM PST by BenKenobi
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To: Lazlo in PA

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.


54 posted on 01/04/2012 12:32:16 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: BenKenobi
It has to be game over for Mitt and the GOP establishment. They are not on our side. It is absolutely horrible to think my choice in November would be between Obama and the GOP Country Club Establishment.

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?

55 posted on 01/04/2012 12:38:52 AM PST by HapaxLegamenon
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To: BenKenobi

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.


56 posted on 01/04/2012 12:48:16 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: MestaMachine

I just wish it were Cain. But no use crying over spilled milk now. We have our conservative.


57 posted on 01/04/2012 1:05:37 AM PST by BenKenobi
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To: Bshaw

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 4–11, 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)

Minnesota (caucus)
— No thoughts here other than Romney’s got a ground game, Pawlenty, and (if Freeper conspiracy is right) Bachman

Missouri (primary)
— Show me

February 28, 2012 Arizona (primary)

Michigan (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.


58 posted on 01/04/2012 2:02:17 AM PST by sick1 (Don't fear the freeper)
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To: therightliveswithus

According to the Iowa GOP on Twitter:

Final results:

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.


59 posted on 01/04/2012 2:33:05 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil

Thanks for posting the final results, I was looking for them


60 posted on 01/04/2012 3:46:31 AM PST by therightliveswithus
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To: therightliveswithus

YW


61 posted on 01/04/2012 3:49:56 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: therightliveswithus
If Mittens won by 14 votes over Santorum, who came from nowhere, I don't think Mittens won in a “landslide”, Karl. With all his money, Romney could not rise above 25% and that's the real story. The Republican electorate sees Mittens as another Juan McPain clone and they are rejecting him.
62 posted on 01/04/2012 5:05:03 AM PST by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: MestaMachine

Go Rick Santorum. I pray he will be sworn in as next POTUS.


63 posted on 01/04/2012 8:42:24 AM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: CainConservative

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

Another indicator that Romney has topped out and flat lined with too few votes to win with once the other side agrees on which conservative to support.


64 posted on 01/04/2012 10:22:27 AM PST by pallis
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To: therightliveswithus
THE REAL DEAL:


"Vote Count Error? Did Rick Santorum Really Win the Iowa Caucuses?
DES MOINES, Iowa - Edward True, 28, of Moulton, said he helped count the votes
and jotted the results down on a piece of paper to post to his Facebook page.
He said when he checked to make sure the Republican Party of Iowa
got the count right, he said he was shocked to find they hadn’t.
“When Mitt Romney won Iowa by eight votes and I’ve got a
20-vote discrepancy here, that right there says Rick Santorum won Iowa,” True said. “Not Mitt Romney.”


"Several UNREPORTED news reports have it that Romney
did not win the Iowa Caucuses.
Barring any objective, verifiable proof that shows more than 12 votes mistakenly
being credited to Santorum, Romney lost."


"Could Typo Rewrite Caucus History? (Santorum may regain win)"



65 posted on 01/07/2012 5:11:18 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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