Iowa Caucuses Begin Tonight

It's decision day in Iowa. The caucuses are finally here, the first official test for the contenders in the republican presidential nomination process.

Mitt Romney and Ron Paul remain the front-runners, but as many as 40-percent of voters say they are still undecided.

Romney originally predicted a win tonight, but later said he was referring to winning the nomination, not about the caucus. Paul says he doesn't envision himself in the white house. And Rick Santorum has been surging in Iowa, but will emerge from the state with little money in campaign coffers and virtually no national infrastructure.

The first primary is next Tuesday in New Hampshire.


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  • by Jim on Jan 3, 2012 at 05:29 PM
    The only candidate that is against NDAA is Ron Paul, he's got my vote from that position alone! Ron Paul 2012!
  • by AC Location: Columbia on Jan 3, 2012 at 05:03 PM
    I do not support Obama, however I am a realist and he will win in a landslide. The only repub that would have a chance is Rick Perry and the repubs are to stupid to realize this.
  • by AC Location: Columbia on Jan 3, 2012 at 05:03 PM
    I do not support Obama, however I am a realist and he will win in a landslide. The only repub that would have a chance is Rick Perry and the repubs are to stupid to realize this.
  • by Party of Clowns on Jan 3, 2012 at 01:52 PM
    The Daily Show is going to rock tonight, and tomorrow night! Michele B surged into the lead in august but nosedived amid a series of factual howlers Rick Perry swaggered to the front only to give the impression post debates he was one stud short of a rodeo. Herman Cain charmed the faithful with his down home commonsens­e conservati­sm but was derailed by accusation­s of impropriet­y not to mention a scatterbra­ined flat tax plan. Then it was Newts turn to shine he powered up the polls for 48 hours until voters remembered he had twice brought govt to its knees in the 90's and thrice been married. And now.......­...drum roll......­.. America we have coming out on top the lovely, the man who lacks personalit­y, thrives on being ideologica­lly dubious, born with a silver spoon in his mouth and yet has somehow managed to make dull the new *black* .....Mitt Romney!!
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      by Obama Snake Oil co on Jan 3, 2012 at 03:59 PM in reply to Party of Clowns
      When did you think you were part of the equasion? No matter what you post, think, eat, drink, dream....its not about your post, its overwith. It is going to be a GOP no matter how much you whine and cry. Any of the candidates will beat Obama just pick one. You can vote on the right on this page. The only thing derailed is the socialist pres....do you want me to post the polls or are you watching butterfly kills prevention on QVC?
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        by Lavon on Jan 3, 2012 at 09:08 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
        Yea Snake Oil why don't you do that. Post some polls showing which candidate will beat Obama
  • by Geeszzz on Jan 3, 2012 at 01:40 PM
    Newt Gingrich told Fox News Tuesday morning that Mitt Romney would have trouble defeating President Obama if he was the eventual nominee, but that he'd support him in the endeavor. Which brings up the question: if "this guy" is such a horrible president why should even the worst among the GOP field have any trouble beating him?
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      by Anonymous on Jan 3, 2012 at 02:02 PM in reply to Geeszzz
      The more time the press gives the Republican­s, the greater the margin of Obama's re-electio­n.
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Jan 3, 2012 at 04:02 PM in reply to
        Thats real interresting. Obamas re election polls how the GOP growing everyday....in their favor. You reading that Moveon stuff or is QVC selling snuggies tonight?
  • by Joe on Jan 3, 2012 at 01:37 PM
    Ron Paul 2012!
  • by New Year's Resolution on Jan 3, 2012 at 10:47 AM
    I made a New Year's Resolution to not respond to the troll's on this site. Lavon, Barlow, common sense, rapper, etc. etc. etc., you can continue to try to convince yourselves if you want to but any logical, intelligent person knows that Obama is one and done due to noones fault but his own. Now you can continue to spew your hatred, bias and down right bs, I personally will not comment again until the republican wins in November and I assure you, that will be the result. Ta ta for now!!
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      by Barlow on Jan 3, 2012 at 11:31 AM in reply to New Year's Resolution
      You have no response because you have no defense. Unless you call name calling a defense. The equivalent of shouting over people like the do on Fox when someone speaks the truth
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Jan 3, 2012 at 04:11 PM in reply to Barlow
        You mean when a libterd spews idiotic information like you do? I can understand why they do that at Fox. They present facts and truth...apparently...you don't understand either. I will give you an example of both. The facts show Obama will lose just like Jimmy Carter did in the 80s...that is a fact, its all over the internet. The truth is, the reason why, he proved he is worse than Jimmy Carter as we, you, your kids, not have a massive debt, the economy is bad, still, the unemployment is high....that is what you call truth. You can find that on the internet too. Uninformed, that is when you post the opposite in you feel good land and pretend. That seems to be where your posts come from, Happyland. We all just hope you find Reality one day....
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      by Anonymous on Jan 3, 2012 at 01:16 PM in reply to New Year's Resolution
      Ummm, you conveniently omitted OSOC the biggest tro// on the site, therefore YOU must be OSOC, I hope you hold true to your resolution but I must admit, I will miss your idiotic rants.
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Jan 3, 2012 at 04:07 PM in reply to
        Yep, that anger against conservative democrats shows....keep showing it and you will be the King of the universe....the man of the dark side...and Obama will be your pawn. Don't worry bro...I will be there for you and Barlow, no resolution for me.
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          by Lavon on Jan 3, 2012 at 09:10 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
          Aww whats the matter Snake Oil, why are you so upset. Oh I know, it's because your stuck with ole Willard Romney to vote for. LOL!! I would be mad too..
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          by Obama Snake Oil co on Jan 4, 2012 at 05:29 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
          Lavon....its anybody but Obama no matter how much you post, accuse, suggest, recommend....dahbrogottago...that is the change coming in 2012
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      by Lavon on Jan 3, 2012 at 09:12 PM in reply to New Year's Resolution
      Actually by reading that idiotic post you shouldn't have posted this time....
  • by rapper Location: wilson on Jan 3, 2012 at 08:43 AM
    Yup, Republican lunatics on parade in Iowa. This traveling lunatic show will show up soon in New Hampshire, South Carolina,etc. Watch out for 'em !
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      by Anonymous on Jan 3, 2012 at 09:37 AM in reply to rapper
      Coming from a "rapper", enough said. Anybody but Obama will win in 2012, bet on it!!!
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        by Ha Ha Ha on Jan 3, 2012 at 01:12 PM in reply to Anonymous
        That's not what the consensus is saying, only the die hard Repugs. Obama 2012. Easy win...just look at the competition.
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        by Anonymous on Jan 3, 2012 at 01:59 PM in reply to Anonymous
        Hey Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina - Obama Created More Jobs In One Year Than Bush Created In Eight.
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          by Anonymous on Jan 4, 2012 at 08:01 AM in reply to
          Really? I dont remember unemployment hitting 9% during Bush's 8 years.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 3, 2012 at 04:00 AM
    Will they have to provide mltiple forms of ID?
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      by Barlow on Jan 3, 2012 at 05:57 AM in reply to
      Yea, isn't that strange that a voter ID won't be required for the REPUBLICAN caucuses in Iowa, but the Repugs are soooo concerned about voter fraud in general elections? In Wisconsin, home of the "soon to be ex-Republican governor Scott Walker", he has just enacted the most restrictive voting laws in the country. Why? Is it because of voter fraud? "A recent study by the nonpartisan Brennan Center for Justice found just seven cases of voter fraud out of three million votes cast in Wisconsin during the 2004 election, a fraud rate of 0.0002 percent". Doesn't look like it does it? The Repugs simply don't want you to vote. Vote in the next election regardless of who tries to stop you.
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        by Anonymous on Jan 3, 2012 at 07:52 AM in reply to Barlow
        I didnt realize that 2004 was the only time an election was held in Wisconsin. Also note what ?? said, it is a caucus, not an election. Nice spin though, I wouldnt expect nothing less from you.
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          by Barlow on Jan 3, 2012 at 09:31 AM in reply to
          Wide spread voter fraud is a Fixed Farce. Remember when they got the ONE confused old man with their "sweep" in Raleigh.You can expect anything and everything from the Republicans to suppress the vote. Its simple math. There are more Democrats than Republicans so the more they can do to keep people from voting the better for them. That is the reason that only Republican governors around the country have new more restrictive voting laws. But, don't take my word for it. hear it from one of your own. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GBAsFwPglw
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Jan 3, 2012 at 08:18 AM in reply to Barlow
        When did Brennan Center for Justice become nonpartisan? Is that like saying mediamatters is a conservative website?
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          by UNC student on Jan 3, 2012 at 01:56 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
          I'm curious why people on this site, spend so much of their time focused on trying to convince people that the GOP can beat this President. If it truly was anybody but Obama, they would not be so worried.
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        by Cboy on Jan 3, 2012 at 11:07 AM in reply to Barlow
        Hey B you may want to check this out--http://wewillnotbesilenced2008.com/video/index.htm-- dems accusing dems, jeez if your willing to cheat within your own party how far will you go to defeat the repubs?
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      by ?? on Jan 3, 2012 at 05:58 AM in reply to
      I assume you mean multiple ID's??? This is a caucus not an election, probably no ID required. During the elections they should absolutely be required to show a valid photo ID. Fair election rules = democrats worst nightmare!!
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      by nightrain on Jan 3, 2012 at 06:06 AM in reply to
      Nope, no one has to provide multiple forms of ID to vote. But since they are Republican, they can only vote for themselves once.
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