“But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned;

if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity;

but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand."

Ezekiel 33:6


"A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring."

Proverbs 25:26

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Ron Paul May Have Secretly Won The Iowa Caucuses

Ron Paul may have officially come in third tonight, but if the campaign's caucus strategy went off as planned, then Paul may actually be the real winner of the first Republican voting contest.
That's because Paul's massive organizational push in Iowa focused on both winning votes, and also on making sure that Paul supporters  stuck around after the vote to make sure they were selected as county delegates — the first step towards being elected as a delegate to the Republican National Convention.
That's because Iowa's Republican caucuses are non-binding — they are technically just a straw poll, so once selected, delegates are free to vote for whichever presidential candidate they choose.
"Part of what we've been training the Ron Paul people to do is not to leave after the vote," Dan Godzich, a senior campaign advisor, told BI. "Stay and get elected to the conventions and get us those delegates."
Godzich and Sydney Hay, another Paul advisor, crisscrossed Iowa in the weeks leading up to the caucuses, making sure precinct leaders knew what to do and organizing slates of delegates that would ensure Paul walked away with a strong majority, even if he lost the caucus' straw poll vote.
By the eve of Election Day, Hay said she was confident that Paul would come away from Iowa with a strong majority of the state's delegates. It's a good first step toward making sure that Paul has a strong presence on the floor in Tampa this summer — something that his supporters believe will help force the Republican party to start reckoning with their Movement.
UPDATE: 1:40 a.m.
Sources close to the Paul campaign indicated Tuesday that they were happy with their delegate count. Although we couldn't get specific numbers, a source told Business Insider that Paul nailed down the delegates in all of Iowa's smaller counties, and made a strong showing in several larger ones.







Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htmIowa Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
Presidential Straw Poll: Saturday 13 August 2011
Caucus: Tuesday 3 January 2012
County Conventions: Saturday 10 March 2012
District Statutory Caucus: Saturday 21 April 2012
State Convention: Saturday 16 June 2012
Republicans
CandidatePopular
Vote
Delegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
Romney, Willard "Mitt"30,015  24.55% 6  21.43%6  21.43% 
Santorum, Richard J. "Rick"30,007  24.54% 6  21.43%6  21.43% 
Paul, Ronald E. "Ron"26,219  21.45% 6  21.43%6  21.43% 
Gingrich, Newton Leroy "Newt"16,251  13.29% 4  14.29%4  14.29% 
Perry, James Richard "Rick"12,604  10.31% 3  10.71%3  10.71% 
Bachmann, Michele M.6,073   4.97%    
Huntsman, Jon M., Jr.745   0.61%    
No Preference135   0.11%    
Others117   0.10%    
Cain, Herman58   0.05%    
Roemer, Charles E. "Buddy", III31   0.03%    
Uncommitted     
(available) 03  10.71%3  10.71%28 100.00%
Total122,255 100.00%028 100.00%28 100.00%28 100.00%



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