US politics

SANTORUM MIGHT STILL COME OUT ON TOP IN IOWA…….

 

The man is not out of it by a long shot, though the desperate Republican establishment are wanting to crown (faux conservative) Mitt Romney the ‘defacto winner’ after only a few primaries. KGS

Rick Santorum, arrives for a campaign event at Tommy's Ham House in Greenville, S.C. | AP Photo

‘What happened is that Iowa did not narrow the field,’ says Santorum.

By JAMES HOHMANN | 1/14/12 10:48 AM EST Updated: 1/14/12 11:08 PM EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Rick Santorum says the Iowa caucuses may not be over yet.

Eleven days after he was declared a very narrow second place finisher — behind Mitt Romney by just eight votes — the former Pennsylvania senator predicted Saturday at a town hall meeting in here that a recount could put him on top.

After a long count that went deep into the night on Jan. 3, Iowa GOP chairman Matt Strawn announced the results that had Santorum behind Romney.

But Santorum says he’s getting the feeling that he may still edge ahead.

“South Carolina fights to be the first in the South primary, to be third in line. And what happened is that Iowa did not narrow the field. And, by the way, Iowa’s not done yet. They’re recounting those ballots right now,” Santorum told a crowd of more than 150 at Tommy’s Country Ham House. “So hold on…All this stuff about, you know, ‘we’re going to win and he’s got two primaries down,’ just hold on one second. We’re not quite done there.”

Kim Lehman, the Republican National Committeewoman from Iowa — and a Santorum endorser — confirmed that a recount is underway and echoed the predictions that it might change the result.

“With a difference of eight votes, he could end up on top. We have found errors and they are still checking records,” Lehman said in an email Saturday. “By this Tuesday we will all know for sure.”

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