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January 19, 2012

Rick Santorum: Maybe possibly could be the sorta-winner in Iowa

  • yeah … An early count showed Mitt Romney leading the Iowa Caucus, but a mere eight votes ahead of Rick Santorum, who peaked just before the caucus.
  • … but … Now the vote has been certified, and it seems that Santorum has the lead in votes — Rick is now 34 votes ahead of Mitt in the state.
  • … um But don’t call it a victory just yet; irregularities in some precincts prevent Santorum from declaring victory; Romney’s camp calls it a virtual tie. source

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9:50 // 2 years ago
January 4, 2012
And so, Bachmann leaves … to the cheerful melodies of Train’s “Hey, Soul Sister,” which is how we’ll remember her campaign. Like an upbeat Train song.

And so, Bachmann leaves … to the cheerful melodies of Train’s “Hey, Soul Sister,” which is how we’ll remember her campaign. Like an upbeat Train song.

11:36 // 2 years ago
Republicans are going to be neglectful if they say: ‘Oh, you don’t need Independents, you don’t need the young people.’ That’s where the excitement is, and that’s where the changes are coming about.
Ron Paul • Speaking this morning on NBC’s Today Show in the wake of the Iowa Caucuses, which he placed third in — and despite the relatively tight race between Romney and Santorum, he was fairly close to the front of the pack. It was a solid enough result that he has no plans to quit the race. Paul’s strategy has long banked on the youth vote. “That’s how you would have to beat Obama, so I think that’s a very encouraging statistic,” he said. Paul will take a little break in Iowa, then head to New Hampshire. source (viafollow)
10:41 // 2 years ago
Bachmann to drop out this morning, “doesn’t see a way forward”
While she remained confident last night, it sounds like the Tea Party stalwart could be ready to let realism set in. On top of canceling a trip to South Carolina, Michele Bachmann has a press conference scheduled for 11 a.m. EST (which we’ll cover), but The National Journal got a bit of a preview this morning: A campaign spokesperson says Bachmann “doesn’t see a way forward in her campaign for the GOP nomination for president and will make an announcement to that effect this morning.” He stopped short of saying she’d be dropping out, but there are certainly lines to read between here. Update: The National Journal is now saying that Bachmann will suspend her campaign. Wow, that was fast. (Photo via Gage Skidmore on Flickr) source
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While she remained confident last night, it sounds like the Tea Party stalwart could be ready to let realism set in. On top of canceling a trip to South Carolina, Michele Bachmann has a press conference scheduled for 11 a.m. EST (which we’ll cover), but The National Journal got a bit of a preview this morning: A campaign spokesperson says Bachmann “doesn’t see a way forward in her campaign for the GOP nomination for president and will make an announcement to that effect this morning.” He stopped short of saying she’d be dropping out, but there are certainly lines to read between here. Update: The National Journal is now saying that Bachmann will suspend her campaign. Wow, that was fast. (Photo via Gage Skidmore on Flickr) source

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10:23 // 2 years ago
We shocked the world last night in Iowa. We did it with a coalition of conservatives, Tea Party members, and values voters who recognized that my successful conservative record gives the GOP the best chance to defeat Barack Obama. No more sitting on the sidelines. Now is the time to act or get stuck with a bland, boring, career politician who will lose to Barack Obama.
Rick Santorum, writing in a fundraising e-mail to supporters in reaction to his Iowa Caucus showing. Clearly his tough words are a reaction to Mitt Romney. Think he’ll keep up the momentum beyond the caucus?
0:40 // 2 years ago
Perry says he will go back to Texas and reassess his candidacy. That’s big news. But he looks relieved in a way. If you out-spend your opponents by this vast amount and come in fifth, you really need to drop out. And it looks as if he will.
Andrew Sullivan’s take on Rick Perry, who plans to head back to Texas to reconsider whether he wants to keep running for president. Bachmann, however, is still in the race.
0:11 // 2 years ago
January 3, 2012
imwithkanye:

In case you weren’t sure, President Obama is the projected winner of the Democratic Iowa Caucus. He is expected to receive all delegates. 

Don’t be so stingy, Barack. Mind offering a few this way? We won’t do anything with them you wouldn’t do.

imwithkanye:

In case you weren’t sure, President Obama is the projected winner of the Democratic Iowa Caucus. He is expected to receive all delegates. 

Don’t be so stingy, Barack. Mind offering a few this way? We won’t do anything with them you wouldn’t do.

23:59 // 2 years ago
That feeling in the pit of your stomach is the knowledge that Rick Santorum could actually win the Iowa Caucus, and you just remembered the Santorum Salad post from yesterday. Sorry.

That feeling in the pit of your stomach is the knowledge that Rick Santorum could actually win the Iowa Caucus, and you just remembered the Santorum Salad post from yesterday. Sorry.

23:01 // 2 years ago

Iowa Caucus side story of the night: Piers Morgan fights Keith Olbermann on Twitter

Earlier in the day, Keith Olbermann learned that Current TV had benched him for tonight’s Iowa Caucus coverage, choosing to go with other personalities as word of a fractured relationship surfaced. It was in this environment that Piers Morgan decided to throw a verbal molotov cocktail:

Which drew an entertaining response from Current TV:

And a harsh one from Keith Olbermann himself:

And it devolved from there. Mediaite has more.

22:52 // 2 years ago

Sadder vote tally: The fact that Huntsman is behind Broken Image or the fact that Roemer is behind Herman Cain, despite the fact that Cain’s out of the race entirely? (30 percent of the votes so far, BTW)

22:03 // 2 years ago