Iowa Finally Has Definitive Winner: The Voters
Even the GOP establishment — which had long decided that Mitt Romney was their best hope to win back the White House in 2012 among those currently running — could not overcome the intent of the voters as transparently expressed on publicly hand-counted, hand-marked paper ballots.
At the end of a January 3rd’s Caucus Night in Iowa, our headline, written initially when Rick Santorum was momentarily up over Romney by just 4 votes, was “Santorum ‘Wins’ Iowa, Everyone Else Doesn’t”. An hour or so after we’d called it a night, the Iowa GOP stepped forward to declare Romney, not Santorum, had actually “won” by a slim 8 votes out of some 122,000 cast.
Finally today, the GOP has been forced to admit that Santorum was indeed the winner. Though our headline three Tuesday’s ago was just slightly more accurate than the GOP’s declaration for Romney that night. In truth, there was another winner in Iowa: The Voters …
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