Iowa Aftermath: Good Night for Romney and Santorum, Bad Night for Perry and Bachmann

    Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Matt Lewis to discuss last night’s vote in Iowa, the potential departure of Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann, and how the race looks now with New Hampshire and South Carolina next on the primary calendar. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment | Read More »

    I was right and the polls were wrong about Ron Paul in Iowa

    According to CNN, both Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are set to win 6 delegates thanks to their close 1-2 finish in the Iowa caucuses. Ron Paul fell to third place. He didn’t win, and he fell further and further behind as the votes were counted last night. Not one poll projected Ron Paul to drop to third, and PPP stuck to Paul being in | Read More »

    I was right and the polls were wrong about Ron Paul in Iowa

    According to CNN, both Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are set to win 6 delegates thanks to their close 1-2 finish in the Iowa caucuses. Ron Paul fell to third place. He didn’t win, and he fell further and further behind as the votes were counted last night. Not one poll projected Ron Paul to drop to third, and PPP stuck to Paul being in | Read More »

    Everything You Heard Last Night Was Bull, Perry Might Want to Stay In, & a Newtlear Attack

    As you wake up this morning, Rick Santorum only lost to Mitt Romney by 8 votes. Santorum spent about a dollar per vote and Romney spent hundreds of dollars for his votes. Rick Santorum substantially over performed and while the Romney camp wants you to believe a win is a win, Romney got less votes in 2012 than he got in 2008. In addition, everything | Read More »

    Everything You Heard Last Night Was Bull, Perry Might Want to Stay In, & a Newtlear Attack

    As you wake up this morning, Rick Santorum only lost to Mitt Romney by 8 votes. Santorum spent about a dollar per vote and Romney spent hundreds of dollars for his votes. Rick Santorum substantially over performed and while the Romney camp wants you to believe a win is a win, Romney got less votes in 2012 than he got in 2008. In addition, everything | Read More »

    First thoughts on the Iowa primary.

    OK, with [96%] of the vote in we can maybe start to look at the results and get some meaningful data out of them.  Apologies if any of this sounds loopy: the cold that took over the rest of my family last week finally hit me, so anything weird that I say is the medication.  Also… you’ll note that I avoided being rude about the | Read More »

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    First thoughts on the Iowa primary.

    OK, with [96%] of the vote in we can maybe start to look at the results and get some meaningful data out of them.  Apologies if any of this sounds loopy: the cold that took over the rest of my family last week finally hit me, so anything weird that I say is the medication.  Also… you’ll note that I avoided being rude about the | Read More »

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    The Early Entrance Polls

    The early entrance polls are trickling out. CNN says Paul, Romney, and Santorum are in the top tier.The Washington Post’s Fix tweets that the 2012 evangelical crowd is about the same as 2008.Anecdotally from several caucuses, and anecdotally only, I’m hearing the Occupiers showed up for Ron Paul. We’ll see. The next round of entrance polls comes soon.

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    The Early Entrance Polls

    The early entrance polls are trickling out. CNN says Paul, Romney, and Santorum are in the top tier.The Washington Post’s Fix tweets that the 2012 evangelical crowd is about the same as 2008.Anecdotally from several caucuses, and anecdotally only, I’m hearing the Occupiers showed up for Ron Paul. We’ll see. The next round of entrance polls comes soon.

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    What if Santorum Wins?

    Thirty minutes from the start of the Hawkeye Caucii, let’s ponder Nate Silver’s analysis. I can confirm from the ground that most everyone thinks Mitt Romney is going to win, but there are a heck of a lot of engaged evangelicals on the ground today doing last minute work to help Santorum and also to stop Romney.If Santorum wins, a lot of people will be | Read More »

    What if Santorum Wins?

    Thirty minutes from the start of the Hawkeye Caucii, let’s ponder Nate Silver’s analysis. I can confirm from the ground that most everyone thinks Mitt Romney is going to win, but there are a heck of a lot of engaged evangelicals on the ground today doing last minute work to help Santorum and also to stop Romney.If Santorum wins, a lot of people will be | Read More »

    Santorum Did Not Expect This

    I’m at the Santorum event tonight in Iowa. Nate Silver at the New York Times says we should not be surprised by a Santorum win, and I would not be surprised by a Santorum win. It is very possible based on the strength of evangelicals showing up across Iowa today to organize and get to the caucuses tonight..These people really, really do not want Mitt | Read More »

    Santorum Did Not Expect This

    I’m at the Santorum event tonight in Iowa. Nate Silver at the New York Times says we should not be surprised by a Santorum win, and I would not be surprised by a Santorum win. It is very possible based on the strength of evangelicals showing up across Iowa today to organize and get to the caucuses tonight..These people really, really do not want Mitt | Read More »

    The Huntsman Buzz In Iowa

    I think it was a big mistake for Huntsman to write off Iowa. Today I am convinced of it. Every time the subject come up with Iowans I encounter, not to mention other conservatives here for the Hawkeye Caucii, they lament what might have been Jon Huntsman.While I have issues with his record as Governor, it is much more conservative than Mitt Romney’s and he | Read More »

    The Huntsman Buzz In Iowa

    I think it was a big mistake for Huntsman to write off Iowa. Today I am convinced of it. Every time the subject come up with Iowans I encounter, not to mention other conservatives here for the Hawkeye Caucii, they lament what might have been Jon Huntsman.While I have issues with his record as Governor, it is much more conservative than Mitt Romney’s and he | Read More »


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