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With a slight victory in the Iowa Caucus, is Mitt Romney set to be the Republica

  1. cafeteria profile image72
    cafeteriaposted 6 years ago

    With a slight victory in the Iowa Caucus, is Mitt Romney set to be the Republican nominee?


  2. CMerritt profile image81
    CMerrittposted 6 years ago

    I think YES, though he is NOT my ideal candidate, I think this win is only the beginning of several more to come.  Perhaps, Santorum is setting himself up for a VP ride with Romney.

  3. Doc Snow profile image96
    Doc Snowposted 6 years ago

    He's the front-runner, all right.  But it's way too early yet to anoint him as the winner.

  4. liftandsoar profile image80
    liftandsoarposted 6 years ago

    Whatever else happens it seems Republicans will have three pretty clear choices: Romney, and establishment Republican; Santorum, a conservative family values guy; and Paul, a libertarian.

  5. lostdogrwd profile image60
    lostdogrwdposted 6 years ago


  6. Attikos profile image80
    Attikosposted 6 years ago

    The retardican establishment rammed Dole and McCain down the throats of the base. Why would anyone think it has lost control and could not serve them Romney as well? He clearly is the choice of the Washington status quo, and the rest of the race is just for show.

  7. xethonxq profile image65
    xethonxqposted 6 years ago

    Probably. It will be interesting to see how the remainder of this race pans out. Still not thrilled with any of the Republican candidates.

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    icountthetimesposted 6 years ago

    It certainly doesn't hurt his chances. He nearly made a misstep beforehand though when he said he thought he'd win Iowa. It was unnecessary to make such a statement in a place he didn't even need to win. It was a very close call indeed.

    I read on a political blog that exceeding expectation is really what provides a boost during the primaries. By that measure Santorum will likely see a bump in his popularity in New Hampshire and beyond. Ron Paul will get a boost too. In many ways Romney benefited from a split field, with various conservative options to choose from. As they drop out, there's always a chance that another candidate will pick up more and more of the vote.

    Realistcially though I'm say that Romney is firm favorite. All of his opponents are viewed to a pretty conservative so there is no-one to his left to split his vote, and no one candidate to his right that voters feel confident to rally around.

  9. JBBlack profile image60
    JBBlackposted 6 years ago

    I think santorum will pick up the leavings of all the losers and push ahead.

  10. capricornrising profile image60
    capricornrisingposted 6 years ago

    Eight votes is not the most convincing margin to win a popular vote by. Plus, Iowa is by no means a good measure of who will ultimately get the nomination: in 2008, John McCain was 4th in Iowa, with only 13% of the vote. Because of this, I really think Newt should stick around.

    Personally, I'm still in mourning over Bachmann throwing in the towel. I was looking forward to some very entertaining one-on-one debates...

  11. MikeSyrSutton profile image66
    MikeSyrSuttonposted 6 years ago

    Yes! He will be the only non incumbent to win both NH and Iowa ever. Besides , Santorum, Newt, Perry, and paul, will split up their wins so no one opponent will be able to win enough states to edge Romney out. Tuesday's win was the beginning of the crowning.

  12. BizGenGirl profile image90
    BizGenGirlposted 6 years ago

    I certainly hope not. That would be so typical of our voters to vote for the Obama's ideological identical twin, running under the opposite ticket. Can we be more original then that?

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    leithfloodposted 6 years ago

    According to Vagas insiders, Romney will get the Republican nomination, and will go on to become the next President of the United States. Some are even predicting a landslide victory for Mitt. Vice-President Biden will leave public service and become a monk in Tibet. Obama will ask for the money in lieu of a library. 10/4