Not that it counts for much except for bragging rights as top dog, but it appears that Rick Santorum may very well be the actual winner of the Hawkeye Cauci:
Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum said he was “not surprised to hear” that the vote total for ex-Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney may have been overcounted by 20 in the final tally of Iowa caucus-goers, but both he and his campaign were declining to weigh in on the story that broke Thursday night.
Speaking to a large gathering of New Hampshire voters at Windham High School, the Pennsylvania Republican said he was unaware that a local television station in Iowa had aired a report on a potential vote count discrepancy that would alter the winner of the caucus two days ago.
The station, KCCI, reported that in Appanoose County, a vote-counter had discovered an inconsistency between the number of the 50 votes he had monitored and what the Republican Party of Iowa had recorded.
“When Mitt Romney won Iowa by eight votes and I’ve got a 20-vote discrepancy here, that right there says Rick Santorum won Iowa,” said the vote-counter, Edward True, 28. “Not Mitt Romney.”
As an habitual listener of WABC talk radio, I subject myself to the Imus In The Morning Show, which runs from 6 AM to 10 AM Eastern Time. Without question, Don Imus is an icon of talk radio and, for the past 40 years, has dominated the morning drive-time slot. But when it comes to anything political (or moral or even intellectual, for that matter), he’s functionally retarded. Thus his recent pronouncement of undying support for Mitt Romney because, in the words of Imus, “he’ll say and do anything – whatever it takes – to become president.“
On Wednesday’s show, Imus gleefully dismissed the eight vote difference and idiotically insisted that “Romney won. He won. Nevermind by how much…he won.” I wonder if any of his stooges – Colin, Bernie, Tony, Rob, Lou or even Dagan – will have the moxie to rub his nose in the steaming pile of his own idiotic pronouncement.
What I probably won’t see is the Drive-By media making the same fuss over Santorum’s victory as it did over Romney’s – and understandably so: they have a vested interest in a Mitt Romney candidacy for president.