For whatever it’s worth here are the results of last night’s Iowa caucus. Adding up the results, only about 122,000 people actually participated in the caucus, less than 5% of Iowa’s population. Why so few people have such an outsized impact is beyond me. Anyway Romney won, by only 8 votes. I expect he will do much better in New Hampshire. If he manages to do well in the south, he will be the nominee.
Rick Santorum was second. He did very well for a man nobody knew about last week. He hasn’t had enough money to campaign anywhere outside of Iowa until now, so this may be a fluke.
I am glad to see Ron Paul was third. I would rather he were dead last, but that would be too much to hope for. He’ll stay in all the way to the end, making an annoyance of himself. Still, at least he didn’t win in Iowa. I am also glad to see Newt Gingrich in fourth place. Gingrich is a smart man. The problem is that he knows it.
Michele Bachman has dropped out. That’s too bad. Rick Perry probably should drop out too.
I noticed that 58 people voted to Herman Cain. I wonder who these people are. Thirty-one voted for Buddy Roemer. He wa the governor of Louisiana way back in the 1980’s. I had no idea he was running.
Now, on to New Hampshire!
- Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney and Ron Paul In Dead Heat During Iowa Caucus Early Polling (inquisitr.com)
- Iowa Caucus Results: Mitt Romney Wins By Eight Votes Over Rick Santorum! (thehollywoodgossip.com)
- Iowa Caucus Results 2012 (onlineupdaters.wordpress.com)
- Iowa Caucus Results (brutusreport.wordpress.com)