Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Iowa Caucus 2012

Results for Iowa Republican Caucus (U.S. Presidential Primary)
Jan 03, 2012 (100% of precincts reporting)
Rick Santorum29,94424.5%
Mitt Romney29,92624.5%
Ron Paul26,18221.5%
Newt Gingrich16,21013.3%
Rick Perry12,57410.3%
Michele Bachmann
Jon Huntsman
Herman Cain
Buddy Roemer
No Preference
Source: AP
The results of the Iowa Republican Caucus can be summarized in one word: Mixed. Jim Mesinna, writing on behalf of the Obama campaign, agrees when he wrote the following at 3:29 AM: 
tonight, GOP voters there couldn't decisively get behind anyone.
It is Jim's job to get the grassroot to rally behind Obama so as expected, he does not have a neutral point of view. However, we can agree with the following when he says that Mitt Romney is no closer to becoming the next Republican nominee after yesterday's show (or no-show as you may call it)
But it's curious that no one can really explain how, when or why the 70-plus percent of Republicans saying in polls and in Iowa that Mitt Romney's not their candidate will suddenly come around.
Michelle Bachmann's unendorsement and Herman Cain's fall from grace are two other interesting, although expected stories, that in my mind are overshadowed by a popular support for Ron Paul who rose to third place and arguably had the pole position within a hand's reach. 

Obligatory link to the definition of Santorum is below [nsfw Why are you linking to nsfw content?]: 
The word Santorum has two definitions, one of which is The frothy mix of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sex. Read more at Spreading Santorum

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