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Iowa governor says Bachmann, Gingrich may have to drop out if they finish poorly

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posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 08:45 PM
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thehill.com... ly-in-iowa


DES MOINES, Iowa -- Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) said Newt Gingrich and Michele Bachmann need to finish strongly in Iowa in order to move forward — and if they falter may be forced to drop out.



"With the exception of Perry they all have financial problems," he said on Fox News, in reference to the second-tier candidates.


It's not looking good for Bachmann and Gingrich in Iowa. I believe there still may be a small possibility that Gingrich may do just a little bit better than expected, but not by much. As for Bachmann, I think shes pretty much done. If she dosent finish last (besides Huntsman), I would be suprised.

As for Perry...he has a massive amount of money, but not many people like him. I'll be suprised if he somehow gains traction in SC or Florida, but I dont find that likely at the moment.

ETA - As for Gingrich going on past Iowa, I think he still has a good amount of support in the polls in SC and Florida, but as the article says, he dosent have the money to continue his campaign at the moment.
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posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 08:50 PM
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" DES MOINES, Iowa -- Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) said Newt Gingrich and Michele Bachmann need to finish strongly in Iowa in order to move forward — and if they falter may be forced to drop out."


Hmm.... Thats Odd , the Governor didn't say anything there about the " Other Candidate " , you know , Ah , Ron Paul . Guess he Still dosen't Matter in his Eyes ? .............





posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 08:51 PM
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to be fair mitt isnt mentioned either. to me that means the gov thinks it is going to come down to mitt or Mr Paul



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 08:52 PM
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Prediction.

They all put their support behind Mitt Romney,after Iowa minus Perry,who will stay till SC.

Mitt Romney for President and Marco Rubio as VP.

Although I would love to see RP as President,and Dennis Kucinich as VP.............




posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 08:52 PM
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Of the Two , who do you Think he is Personally Pulling For Fry ? .................LOL



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 08:57 PM
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Mitt, wait... no Paul, wait...no definitely Mitt.. also i like ham



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 08:59 PM
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the gingrich who stole Christmas and the elections may have to drop out, not because he'll do poorly but because he won't have enough time to count his money and funnel it out to his various interests.



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 09:01 PM
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Mitt you say ? Better Put some Mustard on that Ham ............






dailycaller.com...


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posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 09:03 PM
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i am crossing my fingers for Ron Paul but i believe the gov wants mitt to win. wouldn't be surprised if he did his utmost to make that happen.



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 09:09 PM
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Regardless of what People Might hear or Not hear about Ron Paul in the Media, he Is the Best Choice Out there compared to the Rest . He''s like that Perfect Pair of Shoes you have been shopping for the last 3 years but Never find untill you see someone else Wearing them.......



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 09:32 PM
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Some of them have given up on Iowa and instead are focusing their efforts on the next three primaries (New Hampshire being especially important.) This makes sense, because the actual Iowa primary isn't until much later -- so the caucus is just for "who gets into the primary." They'll actually do the primary voting much later.

I know the governor is proud of his state, but they're just saying who's going to be on the Republican ballot when they vote for delegates later in the year.


It's the NEXT three that are important --- every one of these brings candidates some committed delegates -------

January 10, 2012 New Hampshire (primary)
January 21, 2012 South Carolina (primary)
January 31, 2012 Florida (primary)

Florida's going to pare down the list of candidates

-------------------------- (only 3 of these give delegates)
February 4, 2012 Nevada (caucus)
February 4–11, 2012 Maine (caucus)
February 7, 2012 Colorado (caucus) Minnesota (caucus) Missouri (primary)
February 28, 2012 Arizona (primary) Michigan (primary)

It should be down to only 3 or 4 plus Trump by then

March 3, 2012 Washington (caucus)

March 6, 2012 (Super Tuesday -- 3 caucuses, 6 primaries)
Alaska (caucus)
Georgia (primary)
Idaho (caucus)
Massachusetts (primary)
North Dakota (caucus)
Ohio (primary)
Oklahoma (primary)
Tennessee (primary)
Vermont (primary)
Virginia (primary)

And after 12 primaries there'll be no more than 3 left and possibly only one



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 09:34 PM
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We obviously have very different sized feet. My feet aren't going to hustle over to vote for someone who has introduced a "life begins at conception" bill four times.



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 09:40 PM
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The Governor was touring the state of Iowa with Perry today, he was stumping for him too.
This is an attempt to get discussion at caucus locations going to vote for Perry because Newt and Bachman are clearly going to be losers in Iowa. Newt already said he expects to lose in Iowa today in an interview.
Perry prabably is hoping for a third place showing.
Romney will be strong,
Ron Paul will slump down to his 12%-15% normalcy from all the homophobic, anti womens rights, racist baggage and his weak position on Iran. His supporters will alienate everyone at the caucus locations.
Perry will be neck and neck with Paul for third but could pass him..
Santorum looks like he will take the State with evangelicals backing him, once they clan up and support a candidate they decide the winner.

Tomorrow you will all weep at my prediction.



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 09:46 PM
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" life begins at conception"


Really ? I Think I will let God be the Judge of that , No one can Fill his Shoes .........



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 09:51 PM
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Originally posted by TinfoilTP

Ron Paul will slump down to his 12%-15% normalcy from all the homophobic, anti womens rights, racist baggage and his weak position on Iran. His supporters will alienate everyone at the caucus locations.


Tomorrow you will all weep at my prediction.



Prediction fail.



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 09:56 PM
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Source


Santorum Gets Help From '19 Kids and Counting' Family



Duggar, an evangelical Christian, supported former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee last go-around. He says his family prayed about who they should support for the 2012 GOP nomination. When they chose Santorum, the family decorated their bus, gathered about another dozen Santorum supporters from their church, and headed to Iowa to stump for the former senator.

Duggar's wife Michelle issued a statement of support earlier, saying, "Santorum is a pro-life, Christian conservative with the family values and the common sense business perspective that we need to get our nation back on track, to create jobs and to stand for what is right."


Read more: politics.blogs.foxnews.com...


The Evangelicals are lining up for Santorum, Ron Paul will never get first place now.



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 09:59 PM
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Aw, come on! Just because ONE person gave his "opinion" doesn't mean Bachmann, Gingrich and the other stragglers shouldn't stop their candidacy for president. If they can afford to continue and find more support from other "states", then by all means these two and others should continue. *Off-topic*: I really don't like the "chosen" ones in the lead because they give me the creeps.
edit on 2012-1-02 by pikypiky because: To correct for typo-error.



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 10:10 PM
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Gingrich should drop out regardless. And maybe kill himself too


I kid I kid.



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 10:36 PM
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New Hampshire polls as of today show Romney with a huge lead and Paul a very distant second. South Carolina shows Gingrich and Romney at the top of the pack as of today with Paul a distant third. It looks pretty similar to Florida -- and all three of these races will give the candidates deligates for the Republican National convention (unlike Iowa.)

Can't wait to see how they change after tomorrow's polls -- pass the popcorn!!



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 10:41 PM
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Not sure why anything this guy has tyo say makes any difference to anyone. Iowa is a non-issue. There are no delegates to be won, so it has absolutely no effect on the nomination. Bachman was done a lomng time ago, and Newt is just waiting for SC.

I'll be looking forward to all the sputtering when things actually start happening.




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