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Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Iowa Caucuses, What a Night!

Photo from Santorum official campaign website
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Here’s a few good political reads I ran across this afternoon that you just might like to click out…
- USAToday.com had this interesting read and it starts off like this…
Why didn't Newt Gingrich praise Mitt Romney for his squeaker win in Iowa, when he spoke warmly of Rick Santorum, who came within a handful of votes of the top spot?… "Other than the fact that Governor Romney ran a relentlessly negative campaign of falsehoods, which earned one of his ads four Pinocchios from the Washington Post?" Gingrich said at a news conference Wednesday. "The fact is, three out of four Republicans rejected him. Governor Romney is a moderate Massachusetts Republican to the left of the vast majority of Republicans. I find it amazing that the media continues to say he's the most electable Republican when he can't even break out in his own party…
Read the rest at link below…
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- From CNN.com is this report…
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- Also from USA Today is the following report that starts off like this… Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry both hit their high-water mark on the same day - Aug. 13, when Bachmann won the Iowa straw poll and Perry formally entered the Republican presidential race… Now they've shaken up the race in tandem again… Bachmann announced her withdrawal from the race on Wednesday, at the same time that Perry indicated he would take his battered campaign to South Carolina for the Jan. 21 first-in-the-South GOP primary…
Read the rest at link below…
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My Take: What a night last night was watching the Iowa Caucuses to the very end. Congrats to Mitt and Rick for what I consider to be a tie for first even though Mitt actually won but by only 8 votes! And that didn’t come until way after midnight, Central Time.
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I was saddened that my man, Newt… got such a beating over these last few weeks. But… sadly, that is the game we are in.
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I hope he does REAL well in South Carolina and Florida in the weeks ahead. So far -- So good! He’s up in the polls in both as of today. Unfortunately… politics is very fluid, especially this election year. Soooo…. We shall see just how it all pans out. Fingers Crossed!
AubreyJ………
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POST UPDATE:
Thursday, January 19, 2012
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Santorum bested Romney by 34 votes in the final tally of Iowa's caucuses, Republican officials said Thursday [January 19th]. But no winner was declared because some votes remain uncertified two weeks after the event's closest contest ever. The state GOP initially declared Romney the victor - by just 8 votes… "This is a solid win. It's a much stronger win than the win Gov. Romney claimed to have," Santorum declared… Romney called the Iowa results a "virtual tie." Santorum called it a sign any calls for him to leave were premature…
Read the full report at FoxNews.com HERE
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Santorum Edges Romney in Final Iowa Count
(Or Did HE!!!?)
This video by AssociatedPress
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