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Iowa Caucus results, January 4, 2012, Romney edges Santorum by 8 votes, Ron Paul third

Iowa Caucus results, January 4, 2012, Romney edges Santorum by 8 votes, Ron Paul third

From the AP

Results for Iowa Republican Caucus (U.S. Presidential Primary)
Jan 03, 2012 (100% of precincts reporting)
Mitt Romney 30,015 24.6%
Rick Santorum 30,007 24.5%
Ron Paul 26,219 21.4%
Newt Gingrich 16,251 13.3%
Rick Perry 12,604 10.3%

From CBS News January 4, 2012.

“Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney eked out a narrow victory over former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum in the Iowa caucuses Tuesday, winning the first contest for the Republican presidential nomination, the Hawkeye state’s Republican party chairman Matt Strawn said early Wednesday morning after a long night with the two candidates in a dead heat.

Santorum pulled off a stunning come from behind performance in Tuesday’s Iowa caucuses, garnering just eight fewer votes than a much better funded and better organized Romney in the closest Iowa contest since the modern caucuses were formed in 1976.

It’s a tie so Santorum wins

“Game on,” Santorum told supporters gathered in Johnston, Iowa in what amounted to a victory speech before the results were announced.

The devout Catholic father of seven vowed to take his social conservative message to New Hampshire, which holds the first binding vote on January 10. The Iowa caucuses are non-binding.

“With your help and God’s grace, we will have another fun night a week from now,” Santorum said after offering congratulations to Romney, who now appears headed toward the nomination. Romney is widely expected to win in New Hampshire, where he owns a vacation home.

Analysis: Romney’s race to lose

If Romney wins in the Granite state, he would be the first non-incumbent president to win both Iowa and New Hampshire since their 1976 establishment as critical early states in the nominating process.

Santorum won the support of 30,007 caucus-goers, giving him 25 percent support, while Romney won 30,015 votes — also 25 percent, Strawn said.

Ron Paul finished in third place 21 percent support. Just weeks ago, Santorum was at the bottom of opinion polls.

Romney offered his congratulations to Santorum, while focusing mostly on President Obama and the general election in his remarks, also made before the final tally was announced.

“This has been a great victory for him and for his effort. He’s worked very hard in Iowa. We also feel it’s been a great victory for us here,” Romney said.

After finishing in a disappointing fifth place with 10 percent of the vote, Rick Perry told his supporters Tuesday night in Iowa he would return to his home state of Texas to “determine whether there is a path forward for me in this race.”
Santorum’s strong finish, pulled off on a shoe-string budget, validated the more than 100 days he spent engaged in retail campaigning across the state of Iowa. It also proved that conservative voters are still wary of Romney — whose resources on the campaign trail far surpassed Santorum’s — in spite of perceptions that he would be the most viable Republican presidential candidate.

Santorum thanked Iowans for “standing up and being bold and leading.”

He added, “What wins in American are bold ideas, sharp contrasts and a plan that includes everyone… A plan that says we will work together to get America to work.””

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57351741-503544/iowa-caucus-results-mitt-romney-beats-rick-santorum-by-8-votes/

Glenn Beck, Beck insults Americans, Glenn Beck radio show, Citizen Wells demands apology, Americans deserve apology, Open thread, January 4, 2009

This is an open thread for January 4, 2009. I am sitting here writing this listening to Glenn Beck on Fox preparing for a scathing article about Glenn Beck insulting concerned Americans, the same Americans who have faithfully listened to his shows and built up his audience.

Glenn Beck, I believe this quote came from your newsletter:

“Just like the notorious ‘seminar callers’ Rush talks about, there is a new type of seminar caller out there trying to get on talk radio: the birther. Sure, there are plenty of idiots out there who actually think Barack Obama was not born in the United States and this is a way to get him impeached. But most reasonable people don’t believe that. It’s so ridiculous that it’s actually a good distraction for Obama, because it’s an easy win for him and distracts from the real issues. Is that why so many birthers seem to be on different talk shows lately?”

I sent several emails to you today and tried calling your radio show. Some of the commenters on this blog got through to your call screener and were ignored.

While I might agree that there are other priorities to focus on, insulting hard working, concerned Americans, Americans who believe that the US Constitution is still relevant and still the law of the land, is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

As Bill Cosby said to his TV son, “I brought you into this world, I can take you out.”  Your faithful listeners who you just insulted, can do the same.

Glenn Beck, I am well educated, well read and I have a strong background. I challenge you to pay attention and especially to

Apologize to the American People for your stupid, uninformed comments.

And unless you have an answer to the following question, shut the hell up.

Why has Obama employed a legion of private and Govt. attorneys to avoid
presenting a legitimate birth certificate and college records?

 

This article is just the tip of the iceberg. I am preparing a full scale, scathing article about Glenn Beck. I suggest that you pay attention.

Bill Richardson resigns from Obama cabinet, Sunday, January 4, 2009, Scandal rocks Obama administration, Commerce Secretary, Governor Bill Richardson, New Mexico governor resigned

Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico has resigned from Obama’s cabinet.
Richardson is enmeshed in a Corruption investigation. Here is an article from
Fox News dated Sunday, January 04, 2009:

“Bill Richardson Withdraws as Commerce Secretary-Designate
The commerce secretary-designate has withdrawn his nomination because of an
investigation into whether Bill Richardson exchanged New Mexico state
government contracts for campaign financing.

FOXNews.com

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Bill Richardson is withdrawing his nomination to be commerce secretary, FOX
News confirmed Sunday.

Richardson, who will remain governor of New Mexico, is facing a federal grand
jury investigation into whether he exchanged government contracts for
contributions to three Richardson political committees.

Richardson denies any wrongdoing but the investigation won’t be finished before
he has to go to a Senate confirmation hearing.”

Read more here:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/01/04/report-richardson-drops-bid-commerce-secretary/