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This. Is. Rich: Results from Pocahontas, Iowa…

As reported by CNN last night:

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Iowa Caucus Vote: It's Rick & Mitt

Drudge calls it a 2-way photo finish:

Mitt 25% Rick 25%

Des Moines Register calls it a win for Mitt by 8 votes:

  • Mitt Romney 24.6% (30,015 votes)
  • Rick Santorum 24.5% (30,007 votes)
  • Ron Paul 21.4% (26,219 votes)
  • Newt Gingrich 13.3% (16,251 votes)
  • Rick Perry 10.3% (12,604 votes)
  • Michele Bachmann 5% (6,073 votes)
  • Jon Huntsman 0.6% (745 votes)
  • No preference 0.1% (135 votes)
  • Other 0.1% (117 votes)
  • Herman Cain 0% (58 votes)

But Rush Limbaugh has it right: Rick Santorum is the winner, unexpectedly coming from behind to make an impressive surge in the last few days of the campaign.
Perry is making noises he’s reassessing quitting the race. So is Bachmann.
Newt blames his poor Iowa showing to Mitt’s attacks ads, then goes on the attack himself against Mitt and vows to carry on his campaign to New Hampshire, South Carolina and Florida — but not Virginia because Newt’s campaign somehow neglected to register to be on the ballot in VA.
2008 loser John McCain to endorse Mitt Romney today, thereby confirming that Mitt really is the GOP establishment favorite. McCain is the leader of the Republicans on the Senate Armed Services Committee that approved SB 1867, with its detention without trial of U.S. citizens (Sec. 1031). That bill was signed by Obama on the last day of 2011 and is now law, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012.
Given that, McCain’s endorsement of Romney is the kiss of death for me.
~Eowyn

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Newt is a Big Govt RINO

Politicians will tell you anything in order to get your vote.
The yardstick we should use to take the measure of a politician who now swears he’s changed his ways and is repentant about his past behavior, is his past behavior, not his present words.
Did you know that:

  • Newt Gingrich was instrumental in the creation of the Department of Education?
  • Newt was listed as a member of the “one world government” Council on Foreign Relations?
  • Newt led the way for the United States to form NAFTA, and join GATT and the World Trade Organization?
  • Newt said he’s a “big fan” of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who began the U.S.’s road to socialism?
  • Newt said in a speech in July 1995 that “The American challenge in leading the world is compounded by our Constitution” and that we would have to “rethink” our Constitution?

Please take the time to watch this half-hour video on Newt’s voting record.
Please note that I’m not endorsing the last part of the video when McManus, the narrator, seems to be extolling Ron Paul.
I haven’t decided which GOP candidate I’ll vote for. I can’t even say there’s a candidate I really like. I’m in the information-gathering phase and, frankly, am puzzled by the passionate and indignant outrage of some conservatives toward any information that may be critical of their candidate.
The Iowa caucus is next Tuesday, but that is only the first event of the long GOP primary process. History also shows that the winner of the Iowa caucus is not necessarily the actual GOP presidential nominee. No one now remembers that in 2008, Mike Huckabee (who’s he? LOL) won the Iowa caucus.
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H/t LTG.
~Eowyn

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Romney in trouble with Iowa's Evangelical Christians


The Iowa caucuses, the “first shot” in the 2012 presidential campaign, are mere weeks away, scheduled for January 3.
At a time when most GOP presidential hopefuls are scrambling to woo Iowa’s  largely undecided evangelical Christian voters, a conservative group is baffled by why Mitt Romney seems to be avoiding exactly those voters.
Paul Stanley reports for Christian Post, Dec. 9, 2011, that Bob Vander Plaats, CEO of The Family Leader, a conservative group in Iowa, says all the major candidates attended his group’s Thanksgiving Family Forum in Des Moines last month, except for Romney and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman. Both Romney and Huntsman are Mormons.
Plaats said: “I think Gov. Romney is sending a clear message that he doesn’t want to be around us – that he doesn’t need us and doesn’t want to be around us. It’s apparent to me he’s unwilling to answer questions on core ‘value’ issues as seen in his interview with Fox News Bret Baier.”
By comparison, Newt Gingrich met with a group of 63 Christian conservatives – at his request – earlier this week to make his case for their support.Texas guv Rick Perry,Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum have also made similar appeals through various formats.
Perry has aired a popular and somewhat controversial faith-based ad, Santorum is spending most of his time in the Hawkeye state and Michele Bachmann has recently gained the support of evangelical heavyweight Phyllis Schlafly.
Frustrated with Romney, Richard Viguerie accused him of likely to not include prominent evangelical Christians in his administration if elected to the White House. Viguerie said, “Romney has made it clear to me that he doesn’t like Christian conservatives, would not include them in his administration. He doesn’t understand why Christians are not supporting him in large numbers and I think that has rubbed him the wrong way.”
Romney spokesman Ryan Williams called Viguerie’s assertion “a ridiculous and false statement” and insisted that “Gov. Romney would look at people of all backgrounds who would be qualified to serve in his administration and in addition, Gov. Romney has a number of prominent Christians throughout the country who support him and that number is growing daily.”
In Florida, however, Romney has put together a strong group of Christian leaders to support his campaign, including state Sen. Anitere Flores. Flores said in a email to Christian Post:
“First of all, out of the leading candidates, Romney’s personal commitment to his faith and family has been evident in his actions as a husband and father. Second, he is the only candidate to organize a Social Conservatives Coalition in Florida, naming prominent values voters and evangelical leaders to assist with GOTV efforts and policy formulation. Third, he has been firm in his commitment to the Defense of Marriage Act.”
But Bob Vander Plaats of The Family Leaders is not convinced: “As my dad used to say, actions speak louder than words. About 80% of GOP Iowa caucus goers have decided that Romney isn’t the candidate for them. The bigger issue is most of them still haven’t decided who they are going to support.”
~Eowyn

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