Monday, December 21, 2015

Overestimating The IOWA CAUCUS-Get Your Panties/Britches Out of a Bunch

Everyone should get panties/britches out of a bunch over the Iowa Caucus
Winning the Iowa caucus doesn’t mean you will get your parties nomination nor does winning the Iowa caucus mean you will win the election for the Presidency
2012 Iowa Caucus Results
REPUBLICANSFormer U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum won the popular vote in the 2012 Iowa Republican caucuses. The results are:
1.       Rick Santorum: 24.6 percent or 29,839 votes
2.      Mitt Romney: 24.5 percent or 29,805 votes Became the nominee lost election
3.      Ron Paul: 21.4 percent or 26,036 votes
4.     Newt Gingrich: 13.3 percent or 16,163 votes
5.      Rick Perry: 10.3 percent or 12,557 votes
6.     Michele Bachmann: 5 percent or 6,046 votes
7.      Jon Huntsman: 0.6 percent or 739 votes
DEMOCRATS: President Barack Obama was unopposed for re-nomination by the Democratic Party. Won 2nd term as President
 2008 Iowa Caucus Results
REPUBLICANS: Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee won the popular vote in the 2008 Iowa Republican caucuses. U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona went on to win the Republican presidential nomination. The results are:
1.       Mike Huckabee: 34.4 percent or 40,954 votes
2.      Mitt Romney: 25.2 percent or 30,021 votes
3.      Fred Thompson: 13.4 percent or 15,960 votes
4.   John McCain: 13 percent or 15,536 votes Lost the election
5.      Ron Paul: 9.9 percent or 11,841 votes
6.     Rudy Giuliani: 3.4 percent or 4,099 votes
Receiving less than 1 percent of the vote were Duncan Hunter and Tom Tancredo.
DEMOCRATS: U.S. Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois won the 2008 Iowa Democratic caucuses. The results are:
1.       Barack Obama: 37.6 percent Won 1st term as President
2.      John Edwards: 29.8 percent
3.      Hillary Clinton: 29.5 percent
4.     Bill Richardson: 2.1 percent
5.      Joe Biden: 0.9 percent
 2004 Iowa Caucus Results
REPUBLICANSPresident George W. Bush was unopposed for re-nomination. Won his 2nd term
DEMOCRATS: U.S. Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts won the 2004 Iowa Democratic caucuses. He went on to win the Democratic presidential nomination. The results are:
1.       John Kerry: 37.6 percent
2.      John Edwards: 31.9 percent
3.      Howard Dean: 18 percent
4.     Dick Gephardt: 10.6 percent
5.      Dennis Kucinich: 1.3 percent
6.     Wesley Clark: 0.1 percent
7.      Uncommitted: 0.1 percent
8.     Joe Lieberman: 0 percent
9.     Al Sharpton: 0 percent
 2000 Iowa Caucus Results
REPUBLICANS: Former Texas Gov. George W. Bush won the popular vote in the 2000 Iowa Republican caucuses. He went on to win the Republican presidential nomination. The results are:
1.    George W. Bush: 41 percent or 35,231 votes Won his 1st term
2.      Steve Forbes: 30 percent or 26,198 votes
3.      Alan Keyes: 14 percent or 12,268 votes
4.     Gary Bauer: 9 percent or 7,323 votes
5.      John McCain: 5 percent or 4,045 votes
6.     Orrin Hatch: 1 percent or 882 votes
DEMOCRATS: Former U.S. Sen. Al Gore of Tennessee won the 2000 Iowa Democratic caucuses. He went on to win the Democratic presidential nomination. The results are:
1.       Al Gore: 63 percent
2.      Bill Bradley: 35 percent
3.      Uncommitted: 2 percent
 1996 Iowa Caucus Results
REPUBLICANS: Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole of Kansas won the popular vote in the 1996 Iowa Republican caucuses. He went on to win the Republican presidential nomination. The results are:
1.       Bob Dole: 26 percent or 25,378 votes Lost the election
2.      Pat Buchanan: 23 percent or 22,512 votes
3.      Lamar Alexander: 17.6 percent or 17,003 votes
4.     Steve Forbes: 10.1 percent or 9,816 votes
5.      Phil Gramm: 9.3 percent or 9,001 votes
6.     Alan Keyes: 7.4 percent or 7,179 votes
7.      Richard Lugar: 3.7 percent or 3,576 votes
8.     Maurice Taylor: 1.4 percent or 1,380 votes
9.     No preference: 0.4 percent or 428 votes
10.  Robert Dornan: 0.14 percent or 131 votes
11.   Other: 0.04 percent or 47 votes
DEMOCRATSPresident Bill Clinton was unopposed for re-nomination. Won his 2nd term
 1992 Iowa Caucus Results
REPUBLICANSPresident George H.W. Bush was unopposed for re-nomination. Lost the election
DEMOCRATS: U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa won the 1992 Iowa Democratic caucuses. Former Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton went on to win Democratic presidential nomination. The results are:
1.       Tom Harkin: 76.4 percent
2.      Uncommmitted: 11.9 percent
3.      Paul Tsongas: 4.1 percent
4.     Bill Clinton: 2.8 percent
5.      Bob Kerrey: 2.4 percent
6.     Jerry Brown: 1.6 percent
7.      Other: 0.6 percent
Related:My Experience in 2012 at the Iowa Caucus

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