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