And the winner is . . .


. . . I don’t know.

I haven’t seen the results yet, but when I do I won’t know what they mean anyway. The results will be all-important for exactly one week, until New Hampshire holds its primary on January 10th.

What a f**ked-up way to pick a POTUS.

UPDATE:

Results for Iowa Republican Caucus (U.S. Presidential Primary)
Jan 03, 2012 (100% of precincts reporting)

Rick Santorum 29,908 24.6%
Mitt Romney 29,874 24.5%
Ron Paul 26,097 21.4%
Newt Gingrich 16,161 13.3%
Rick Perry 12,536 10.3%
Michele Bachmann 6,056 5%
Jon Huntsman 742 0.6%



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30 Responses to And the winner is . . .

  1. myiq2xu says:

    Results for Iowa Republican Caucus (U.S. Presidential Primary)
    Jan 03, 2012 (49% of precincts reporting)
    Rick Santorum 13,594 24.3%
    Mitt Romney 13,204 23.6%
    Ron Paul 12,205 21.8%
    Newt Gingrich 7,426 13.3%
    Rick Perry 5,671 10.1%

  2. kc says:

    I actually find Santorum more distastful than Gingrich. I have a feeling BO has been playing in the caucus’ again.

    • myiq2xu says:

      That’s Rick “man on dog” Santorum.

    • fif says:

      Rick Santorum makes my skin crawl. He has always been my least favorite (and that’s saying a lot in this bunch). Sanctimonious, rigid, and as socially conservative as they come. Just when you think it can’t get any worse…I’m just hoping he flames out like the others, but it looks like the anti-Romney forces are determined to nominate a tree over Romney if they have to.

      The clown is right: this is the stupidest system. Why one socially conservative state gets to influence our choice every four years is incomprehensible to me. What about the other 56 states (snark)?

      • 1539days says:

        Actually, Iowa is a reliably blue state. That video above mentioned they voted for the Democrat in 5 out of the last 6 presidential elections.

        This is Romney ignoring the Santorum campaign at his peril. Perry is almost done. Bachmann is probably out of money, Gingrich is in free fall and Paul has no chance. If it’s down to two guys, Santorum is not Romney and not Romney gets 60% of the primary vote.

        • WMCB says:

          The Republican Party (the leadership, not the voters) is committing slow freaking suicide, at a time when they could really win big. Idiots.

          The leadership decided early on that Romney is the anointed one, and have helped tear down every alternative to Mittens. The only reason Santorum didn’t get the treatment was because he was not ever a contender. The GOP political class HATES the grassroots teapartiers – stupid proles trying to have a say, not content to leave it to the political professionals – who the fuck do they think they are???

          The stupid proles are digging in their heels, and refusing to swallow what’s being shoved down their throats. They are spitting it back in the leadership’s face: “You want to leave us with no alternative but Santorum? Fine, then we’ll VOTE for the fucker. We told you No Romney, and you ignored us through two election cycles and tried to shove him at us again. Fuck you.”

          This whole thing is not really about the candidates or their positions.I mean, it is, but that’s secondary. It’s all about the power struggle going on between the average nobody conservative voter and the political professionals. And I know many conservatives who are about ready to tear the damn party apart before they’ll fall in line anymore. And while I may not agree on all policy matters, I do agree with their underlying populist goal – a party that actually REPRESENTS them. They deserve that, just like Liberals do.

          Wish I had one of those myself.

        • myiq2xu says:

          75% Iowa GOPers wants someone – anyone – besides Mitt.

        • Three Wickets says:

          Honk WMCB.

        • DandyTiger says:

          Nailed it WMCB.

  3. myiq2xu says:

    Results for Iowa Republican Caucus (U.S. Presidential Primary)
    Jan 03, 2012 (88% of precincts reporting)

    Rick Santorum 26,443 24.6%
    Mitt Romney 26,398 24.5%
    Ron Paul 22,728 21.1%
    Newt Gingrich 14,244 13.2%
    Rick Perry 11,099 10.3%

  4. WMCB says:

    Santorum? Jeebus, Iowans puzzle me.

  5. 1539days says:

    Santorum has been poised as the Tea Party candidate for weeks. Glenn Back has been talking him up since Bachmann had the media knives stuck in her. The other alternative to Romney at this point would be Gingrich or Perry, and one would have to drop out for the other to be competitive.

    One thing Santorum has going for him, ironically, is the absolute disdain he is held in by the gay community. He could potentially use the crazy reactions of gays and celebrities to his advantage, like Bush used media elites and their insanity in 2004 to draw a contrast to middle America.

    • fif says:

      Santorum would mobilize people the many indifferent folks to vote for Obama though, because he is so extreme.

      • 1539days says:

        I doubt it. Obama won against a much less extreme Republican. I think Santorum will mobilize some of the people who didn’t like McCain in 2008.

    • Three Wickets says:

      Maybe Dan Savage could go on primetime television and explain to Americans the exact meaning of the term “santorum” which Dan has invented for Google bombing the web. No doubt it would stop Santorum’s campaign in its tracks. More brilliance from the strategic minds of Progressive activists.

  6. myiq2xu says:

    Results for Iowa Republican Caucus (U.S. Presidential Primary)
    Jan 03, 2012 (96% of precincts reporting)

    Rick Santorum 29,051 24.7%
    Mitt Romney 28,938 24.6%
    Ron Paul 25,121 21.3%
    Newt Gingrich 15,639 13.3%
    Rick Perry 12,127 10.3%

  7. kc says:

    what the hell is wrong with these people. And what does Santorum live on anyway–he’s got tons of children and he’s spent months in Iowa wandering around.

  8. sandress says:

    Is it wrong that I want Ron Paul to win the next couple of states just to watch the Republican machine shit its pants?

  9. Mitt by eight votes. But if you’re still awake, you already know that.

  10. 1539days says:

    In the last 6 hours, I’ve noticed the surprising amount of praise for Santorum and disdain for Newt Gingrich by MSNBC. It makes me think that the Obots are all for Santorum being the nominee and Newt not being the nominee.

    Interesting.

  11. Three Wickets says:

    I want the opposite of what OFA, Donna Brazile, MSNBC and CNN want. They are all the same thing. Ever notice how much financial service companies invest in the OFA cable news networks.

  12. Glenn McGahee says:

    This has to be the most fucked up state in the nation. We’ve all watched as each candidate has taken his or her turn as the state’s favorite. One week it was Bachmann, then Perry, then Cain, then Paul and now Santorium. Huntsman, the only real contender with a brain has never even been on the radar in that state.
    Can we please have another state become the first in the Nation or perhaps 4 or 5 states vote at the same time to get a real cross section of the electorate. These people in Iowa are so isolated they don’t live in reality. The media can play them like a fiddle. Their only concern is corn and the bible it seems.

  13. DeniseVB says:

    Remember, Huckabee won Iowa in 2008 and McCain was 4th. But this is 2012, and the OFA knives have been sharpened for precise slicing and dicing of whoever threatens Dear Leader.

    Breaking: I think Bachmann is out, big annoucement at 11 am est and just canceled her trip to SC.

  14. foxyladi14 says:

    dropping like flies. 😆

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