Any Surprises

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    U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.): 4,823 votes
    U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas): 4,671 votes
    Former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty: 2,293 votes
    Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-Pa.): 1,657 votes
    Former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain: 1,456 votes
    Texas Governor Rick Perry: 718 votes
    Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney: 567 votes
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich: 385 votes
    Former Utah governor Jon Huntsman: 69 votes
    U.S. Rep Thad McCotter (R-Mich.): 35 votes
     
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    Everyone besides Ron Paul is more of the same globalist transie crap.

    Bachmann homestate is Iowa, so it is of no surprise. Go ron paul!!!

    Went Another George no borders Bush vote Perry, Mitt, ect.
     
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    The only surprise is that hungry waifs waste a lot of money in Ames to get a few votes.

    The 2012 nominating fight is going eventually come down to Perry and Romney, neither of whom thought this was worth bothering about. But Paul and Bachman spent a crapload of money so they can get one weekend of people talking about their campaigns in a "non-crazy" way. Pawlenty spent a bunch of money, and barely edged out another wingnut, Herman Cain.

    Will anyone remember who won Ames in a few months? Or care.

    In 2007, John McCain finished 10th in Ames. He finished FOURTH in the actual Caucus. So why do we pay so much attention to this state and it's silly straw poll?
     
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    i bet the media is STILL going to downplay paul's popularity. news flash, main stream media: NO ONE GIVES A FUCK ABOUT MITT ROMNEY
     
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    The primaries will be decided in Feb in the Super Tuesday contest. I dont remember how many candidates won Iowa and then went on to win the nomination. I would bet not a lot.

    There's no need for the media to downplay Ron Pauls' popularity as he has none. He is popular only among fringe narco-libertarians on internet boards.
     
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    GWB and Obama are a quick two for you...what happened to you rabbi? *pat pat* Why the hate against liberty loving statesmen? He and Michelle pretty much tied and you say there is no popularity. I think you're in for a rude awakening but youll downplay it til the end wont you? Rick Perry is part of the establishment, do we really need that?
     
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    You do realize that the candidates bus in supporters for the Aimes staw poll, right?

    While you might not care about Romney, he is the top contender...right alongside Bush with better hair.
     
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    no one cares about mitt romney. the silent majority is going to take paul right the the oval office and we are going to fix this country whether you like it or not.
     
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    * January 3, 2008 - Barack Obama (38%), John Edwards (30%), Hillary Clinton (29%), Bill Richardson (2%), Joe Biden (1%)[15]
    * January 19, 2004 - John Kerry (38%), John Edwards (32%), Howard Dean (18%), Dick Gephardt (11%), and Dennis Kucinich (1%)
    * January 24, 2000 - Al Gore (63%) and Bill Bradley (37%)
    * February 12, 1996 - Bill Clinton (unopposed)
    * February 10, 1992 - Tom Harkin (76%), "Uncommitted" (12%), Paul Tsongas (4%), Bill Clinton (3%), Bob Kerrey (2%), and Jerry Brown (2%)
    * February 8, 1988 - Dick Gephardt (31%), Paul Simon (27%), Michael Dukakis (22%), and Bruce Babbitt (6%)
    * February 20, 1984 - Walter Mondale (49%), Gary Hart (17%), George McGovern (10%), Alan Cranston (7%), John Glenn (4%), Reubin Askew (3%), and Jesse Jackson (2%)
    * January 21, 1980 - Jimmy Carter (59%) and Ted Kennedy (31%)
    * January 19, 1976 - "Uncommitted" (37%), Jimmy Carter (28%) Birch Bayh (13%), Fred R. Harris (10%), Morris Udall (6%), Sargent Shriver (3%), and Henry M. Jackson (1%)
    * January 24, 1972 - "Uncommitted" (36%), Edmund Muskie (36%), George McGovern (23%), Hubert Humphrey (2%), Eugene McCarthy (1%), Shirley Chisholm (1%), and Henry M. Jackson (1%)[16]

    [edit] Republicans

    * 2008 - Mike Huckabee (34%), Mitt Romney (25%), Fred Thompson (13%), John McCain (13%), Ron Paul (10%), Rudy Giuliani (4%), and Duncan Hunter (1%)
    * 2004 - George W. Bush (unopposed)
    * 2000 - George W. Bush (41%)[citation needed], Steve Forbes (30%)[citation needed], Alan Keyes (14%), Gary Bauer (9%), John McCain (5%), and Orrin Hatch (1%)
    * 1996 - Bob Dole (26%), Pat Buchanan (23%), Lamar Alexander (18%), Steve Forbes (10%), Phil Gramm (9%), Alan Keyes (7%), Richard Lugar (4%), and Morry Taylor (1%)
    * 1992 - George H. W. Bush (unopposed)
    * 1988 - Bob Dole (37%), Pat Robertson (25%), George H. W. Bush (19%), Jack Kemp (11%), and Pierre DuPont (7%)
    * 1984 - Ronald Reagan (unopposed)
    * 1980 - George H. W. Bush (32%), Ronald Reagan (30%), Howard Baker (15%), John Connally (9%), Phil Crane (7%), John B. Anderson (4%), and Bob Dole (2%)
    * 1976 - Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan

    So about split as to how predictive the caucus is.
    Ron Paul is not a "liberty loving statesman." He is a whack-job with a view that is way out of sync for most of Americans, including traditional conservatives. He also has zero chance of getting elected, and has as much executive experience as Obama did.
     
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    BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

    Keep telling yourself that, bubba.
     

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