Mislaid ballots give Romney 8 vote win over Santorum in Iowa

Rick Santorum

Santorum was up by 4 votes at the end of the Iowa count, when suddenly a mislaid collection of votes was discovered and when these were counted Romney had an 8 vote winning margin.

A great effort by Santorum to come from a long way behind and then almost best the candidate selected by the soft Democrat infiltrators who nowadays control the Republican Party. Romney spent $113 per vote, Santorum $1.65.

That said, although I could probably vote for Santorum if forced, he’s still only a little less establishment Republican than Romney. The thing that would swing it is knowing that it’s the McCains and the Bushes and the Roves who back Romney, and if a vote for Santorum foiled their plans, it would be worth it. I don’t know if there is anything else out there to justify support.

Many describe Santorum as a “big government conservative”. Now I don’t know for sure if that is entirely true, but I know there is a tonne of stuff out there that Santorum voted for that would make you question any commitment he might profess to have for small government.

Others blame Santorum for the wet liberal Republican Arlen Specter’s win in Pennsylvania’s Senate election in 2004 when he campaigned for Specter against solid conservative candidate Pat Toomey, and said publicly that “A Conservative cannot win”. Specter won by only 2% of the vote and in 2009 switched to the Democrats.

Santorum put a lot of effort and organisation into the Iowa campaign. He does not have anything similar in the way of political infrastructure in the next two voting states, South Carolina and New Hampshire. If he can keep up the momentum, he will be doing well. If he becomes the Republican to represent the “anyone but Romney vote”, he could achieve that momentum.

I found an interesting Santorum quote on the liberal’s holy grail of recent times- “diversity”.

“I was at a debate with Howard Dean in the last year or two and we were asked what we thought was the most important quality of America or characteristic of America and he said diversity. Diversity? Did you ever hear of e pluribus unum? The greatness of America is that people who are diverse can come together to be one. The problem in most countries in the world is that diversity creates conflict. If we celebrate diversity then we lay the groundwork for that conflict. We need to celebrate common values and have a president that lays out those common values.”

That’s a POV that might make some think Santorum was worth a vote even if they were just backing him to keep Romney out.

12 thoughts on “Mislaid ballots give Romney 8 vote win over Santorum in Iowa

  1. There isn’t going to be a genuine conservative candidate because the media, the Dems and the Republican establishment would crucify the real deal.
    If desperation to get rid of Obama results in the equivalent of the Brit or the NZ “third way”–which is simply socialism with better PR–then America is lost.

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  2. Yes indeed. I actually think America is already lost. Its lost because its media and its education system and its entertainment sources have corrupted so many people by means of cultural Marxism.

    When I observe the utter ignorance that underpins the Obama vote, I do not see how things can ever be put right. When such a large sector of your community are basically just ignorant anti-social bludging pigs with no real skin in the game, but the same voting rights as a truly educated and productive person, there is no real path to a solution. Other than social collapse and civil war. Probably the left’s objective all along anyway.

    PS- My guess is Santorum will fade away. Romney will be the nominee.

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  3. I reached the conclusion a while ago that the people of the West are now faced with a stark choice – civil war or serfdom. And it’ll be serfdom because there’s a really good tv program they don’t want to miss…..

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  4. Just like Denmark or Norway the US’s future is written in the demographic maths.
    Unavoidable and inevitable.

    Temporary distractions like elections change nothing.
    The smart operators are making plans for their grandkids’ future.

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  5. You will want to hear the first hour of Levin (I haven’t heard the 2nd hour yet). He disassembles the Dissembler in Chief’s constitutional violations since New Years day.

    He says he’ll vote for Romney as a last resort simply to bring an end to the Bummer. “Romney may be feckless, but he’s not a Marxist.” I hate the thought … but for all the other alternatives. I fear KG has a damn good understanding of the whims of the proto-serfs who are heirs to America.

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  6. Of course Romney is a Marxist – after all, Osama-care was a direct copy of Romneycare

    Romney, of course, is not a Stalinst-Maoist; and he would also be eligible to vote in all states under the original unamended constitution and state constitutions at time of founding.

    Osama bin Kenya manifestly does not meet that criterion.

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  7. And “mislaid ballotts” — please. Like “hanging chads” and “South Auckland” and all the rest — surely RB can be clear about leftist corruption when it is this obvious!

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  8. http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2012-01-04.html

    If it’s true the rest can’t win in 2012, then Coulter maybe right.
    Presidents are like Judges, they can have histories that do not predict their actions once appointed.

    Used to believe that 4 more Oby years will bring the US to its knees and ready for real change.
    Not so sure that little box of unknowable consequences is an option now.

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  9. I’ll see your Ann and raise you another:

    “Mitt Romney. So, you’re gonna run for President. As a Republican. Wow. You’ve got one hell of a nerve Sir” … and it only gets better from there.

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  10. Yeah GG all good stuff…but….
    Regulations can modify some of the horrors of abortion, but never stop it, how can any future SCOTUS ban abortion, that would create a mirror of the 1920’s Prohibition, your Ann needs to get over that.

    She also needs to get over homosexual marriage, a couple of decades out ‘civil union’ is inevitable, the best she can hope for is it’s called something else than ‘marriage’.
    Romneycare? The Australian system has similar tax penalties for incomes above a level who don’t privately insure. The US has 48 million on food stamps , they will eventually vote themselves a more socialised medical system.

    Ann is merely a social conservative, not a word about money or markets or the economy did she speak.

    Oby is looking inevitable.

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  11. I think the point of Barnhardt’s missive is that Romney has no credibility for repealing Obamacare, and he’ll spend all his time battling Obama trying to prove he’s not racist by talking about how great Obama is. Now, he’ll probably alleviate some of that by choosing Rubio as his running mate (which is what Coulter thinks will happen), but there’s no way Romney is going to energise the Conservatives (and there are a shit-load of them).

    I’m not saying Romney isn’t the Republican nominee. I’m just saying he shouldn’t be. If it’s Romney, the Republicans have once again allowed the Democrats and the media to choose their candidate, and it’s a long time until 2016 and Allen West.

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