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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-04-12 02:07 AM
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Mitt Romney Wins: Iowa Caucus Results 2012
Source: Huffpo

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was projected the winner of Tuesday night's Iowa caucus.

Romney emerged victorious over former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum by a razor-thin margin of 8 votes.

Heading into the leadoff vote of the 2012 election season, recent polls showed Romney holding a slim lead over rival contenders U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) and Santorum.

In 2008, Romney poured $10 million into his campaign in Iowa, but ultimately came in second place behind former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

Paul placed third in the contest.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/04/mitt-romney-io...



Despite running for Prez since he was Gov. of Massachusetts, despite outspending Santorum by a lot, Romney "won" Iowa by all of 8 votes, just votes more than he got in Iowa four years ago.

And the clown chugs along.
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-04-12 02:14 AM
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1. Will he claim a mandate?
:rofl:
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-04-12 02:22 AM
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3. It's a hoot. Tapper is saying "a win's a win." Seriously, how deep in Romney's pocket IS the media
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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-04-12 07:19 AM
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4. Very deep, it has been that way since deregulation. /nt
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-04-12 02:20 AM
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2. Forgot to add, Romney and Santorum each got 25% of the vote; Paul got 21%.
Perry, with 10%, says he is going home to reassess.

Bachman with 5% says she is pushing on.

I have not heard about Huntsman yet.

The real winners, IMO, are Santorum and Paul.

With such a small win after all this, Romney should be nothing but embarrassed, but he and his grinning family are brazening it out.

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dtexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-04-12 10:41 AM
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5. Steven Colbert interviewed a 'typical Iowa caucus goer" -- "that's right, a Caucasian."
But in the end, part of a Mitt stuck out through the Santorum. ;-)
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-04-12 11:36 AM
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6. Okay, so today, each of Perry and Bachman reverses position.
Edited on Wed Jan-04-12 11:37 AM by No Elephants
He's going on to South Carolina, apparently bypassing NH, and she is bowing out.

I wish I could somehow post the sound that the horn in a clown car makes.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-04-12 07:13 PM
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7. I may have been wrong. Ed Shultz is saying tonight that Romney got 6 FEWER votes
than Romney got in Iowa four years ago, not six more.

Our system is so damned broken.
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