Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Iowa Caucuses

In the Iowa Caucuses, Romney and Santorum almost tied for first place, Romney "winning" by eight votes.  Ron Paul came in third with about 4,800 votes fewer than the frontrunners.  I have decided to support the crazy but principled Ron Paul in the primaries and though his third place finish is disappointing I can't say it is surprising.  Besides, even if Paul had won Iowa his nomination would still be unlikely.  Santorum's chances are better but not by much.  In 2008, Huckabee won Iowa with the help of evangelical voters but failed in more liberal states.  I foresee Santorum similarly losing the nomination.  Anyway, it would appear that Romney is still the undisputed frontrunner in a field of mostly uninspiring candidates.  Back to square one.  

1 comment:

  1. It looks like it may not yet be over, if what a person from Appanoose Co. says is true, that Romney got 2 not 22 votes. I was not surprized that the State Party isn't happy that he spoke up, but if it is true they better not try & cover it up. Too many people are already fed up with the "establishment". Working on my take of things & will have it posted soon.
    PS Like you I support Ron Paul.

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