Iowa Reviews

Rick Santorum

Mitt Romney won.  But by only eight votes over Rick Santorum.  Now wasn’t that a surprise!

Results for Iowa Republican Caucus (U.S. Presidential Primary)
Jan 03, 2012 (100% of precincts reporting)Source: AP
Mitt Romney 30,015 24.6%
Rick Santorum 30,007 24.5%
Ron Paul 26,219 21.4%
Newt Gingrich 16,251 13.3%
Rick Perry 12,604 10.3%

  • Rumor mill has it that Bachmann (5%) and Perry (10%) will drop out.

  • Laura Ingraham reports numerous democrats changing their registration and voting for Ron Paul.  I’m not surprised. The dems hope Ron Paul loses by a small margin and get mad, again, and go third party and thus splitting the ‘Pub votes in the Fall.

  • Laura Ingraham also reports numbers of Paulbots disrupting meetings shouting and disrupting the meetings while the other candidate supporters were speaking.  I’m not surprised about that either.  It seems that Ron Paul attracts thuggish behavior.

  • McCain is reported to announce his endorsement of Romney within days. Maybe today.  Wow, what a surprise.  A RINO endorsing another RINO.  Big Whoop.

  • If Bachmann and Perry drop out who will they support.  Reports from Iowa say that the Cain and much of the undecided supporters went to Santorum.  Will Bachmann and Perry supporters, if those two drop out, go to Santorum too?  I wouldn’t be surprised.

  • Newt praised Santorum’s performance in Iowa. He said Santorum worked a great campaign.  That’s all true, Santorum visited all 99 Iowa counties, many more than once or twice. He earned his votes the hard way. I’ve yet to hear congratulations to Santorum from any other candidate.

Iowa surprised many.  Santorum has been ignored by the State Media.  That will end.  He’s hated by the LGBT crowd because of Santorum’s opposition of Gay Marriage.  If you Google just “Santorum” you’ll see examples of that hate.  You’ll hear the state media parroting those remarks in the coming weeks and months.                             

A quickie

Just a quick post before I take off…

I was over at Hot Air when I saw this.  This article really made me curious.

It begins: Radio ad asks Iowans to caucus for Palin

posted at 10:35 am on December 28, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

Iowans might feel a bit overwhelmed by the choices for next Tuesday’s Republican caucuses for the GOP presidential nomination, but one independent group has begun running radio ads insisting that there is still room for one more choice. Calling itself “Sarah Palin’s Iowa Earthquake,” the group will target specific markets in Iowa asking voters to line up behind the Republican Party’s most prominent non-candidate, and other ads will apparently follow.

Here’s another source from Breitbart on the same subject.

Now wouldn’t that just put a twist in the Establishment’s nickers?