My Latest Twitter Updates

  • C-Span is showing an actual caucus taking place in Urbandale, Iowa. Escape the babble elsewhere: http://t.co/9ozvu6se #
  • "Live caucus cam" on CNN… you can see people "taking notes"… #
  • RT @GregMitch: Not too late for Fred Thompson to jump into the race. #
  • Calculator, pad and pen in Urbandale… now this is *real* politics. #
  • Urbandale: Romney 116 (34.6%), Santorum 82 (24.5%), Paul 51 (15.2%), Perry 37 (11%), Gingrich 34 (10%), Bachmann 14 (4.2%), Huntsman 1 (.3%) #
  • Some thoughts on turnout, organisation, money and ideology in the Iowa caucuses: http://t.co/CFkf8zqu #
  • CNN reports 22% of Iowa counted: Romney, Paul and Santorum: 23%. Gingrich 13%, Perry 10%, Bachmann 6%, Huntsman 1%. #
  • RT @DavidCornDC: Will Romney have to offer Ron Paul a position, say, Secretary of Smashing Government? #iacaucus #
  • RT @ProPublica: Reading guides: Romney (http://t.co/VkUNjwIW), Paul (http://t.co/CshkZrmH), Santorum (http://t.co/hxBw9cfO). #IAcaucus #
  • Kevin Rudd admires the determination of a former captain still scoring runs… http://t.co/LJRI8Dyc #
  • @deniswright You mean like his courageous stand on the ETS? #
  • Who are the Republicans? Tea Partyers? Isolationists? Pro-business? Populists? Moralists? Worried workers? http://t.co/1fIdDR01 #
  • We can't afford four more years of Barack Obama and his failed socialist policies, Sarah Palin tells FOX News… #
  • @deniswright Irony problem again…! #
  • Rick Perry tells FOX News everything is fine. "I am who I am, the votes are the votes, we'll see in the morning what it looks like." #
  • With 47% counted: Santorum 24.3%, Romney 23.8%, Paul 21.8%, Gingrich 13.2%, Perry 10.1%, Bachmann 5.6%. http://t.co/joA1yJRf #
  • 79% counted in Iowa: Romney 24.9%, Santorum 24.4%, Paul 21.2%, Gingrich 13.2%, Perry 10.2%, Bachmann 5.0%, Huntsman 0.6% #IAcaucus #
  • The Iowa counties map on the NYT websites is instructive: http://t.co/7MCXTL0Z #IAcaucus #
  • 88% counted in Iowa: Santorum 24.6%, Romney 24.5%, Paul 21.1%, Gingrich 13.2%, Perry 10.3%, Bachmann 5.1%, Huntsman 0.6%. #IAcaucus #
  • @jarsanders Got it! #
  • Congressman Ron Paul speaks in Iowa: We've re-introduced some ideas to the Republican Party – that freedom is popular! #IAcaucus #
  • Paul: Let's obey the Constitution! Invasion of your privacy is big government. #IAcaucus #
  • Paul: The biggest intellectual change we've brought about is to get to the bottom of the bail-outers… #IAcaucus #
  • Paul: How long is it since they've taken a poll on the gold standard? #IAcaucus #
  • Paul: They're behind us on the war…too many people have been killed… it's time to get out of Afghanistan. #IAcaucus #
  • @philsenior77 Well… #
  • You have to smile at FOX News as they ever so gently slip in behind Santorum. #IAcaucus #
  • Santorum has chalked up some big wins in those north-west counties. http://t.co/7MCXTL0Z #
  • Newt Gingrich, Mr 13.3%, speaking in Des Moines. "There will be a great debate in the Republican Party before we debate Barack Obama." #
  • Gingrich: It's not just about beating Obama, it's about what we do in the country, fixing the Congress, fixing the Courts… #
  • Gingrich: I congratulate Congressman Paul… his views on foreign policy are stunningly dangerous. #IAcaucus #
  • As James Carville said earlier, Gingrich is smokin' … #IAcaucus #
  • @edhusicMP I always admire subtlety. #
  • Gingrich: Do we want someone who will change Washington, or a Massachusetts moderate… #IAcaucus #
  • Gingrich: Romney will be pretty good at managing the decay… #IAcaucus #
  • @GrogsGamut So much for doing simple subtraction in your head! #
  • Michele Bachmann, 5.0%, speaking now: Once again, this wonderful republic we live in has worked… #IAcaucus #
  • Bachmann: I'm a very real person, I'm not a politician. #IAcaucus #
  • Bachmann is now talking in the past tense… #
  • Bachmann: We need a fearless conservative, one with no compromises on their record… #IAcaucus #
  • 96% counted in Iowa: Santorum 24.6% (28,958), Romney 24.6% (28,879), Paul 21.3%, Gingrich 13.3%, Perry 10.3%, Bachmann 5.0%. #IAcaucus #
  • @philsenior77 Actually, the cranks are much harder to transcribe accurately at speed. They don't speak in complete sentences… #
  • Texas Governor Rick Perrry speaking in Des Moines, Iowa about his 10.3% fifth place… "I didn't do this because I wanted to be president" #
  • Perry: With the voters' decision in Iowa tonight, I've decided to return to Texas and consider whether there's a path forward… #IAcaucus #
  • Perry: With a little prayer and reflection, I'm gonna decide on the best path forward… #IAcaucus #
  • James Carville: "Rick Perry is the worst presidential candidate in American history." #IAcaucus #
  • CNN has a new poll in New Hampshire: Romney 47%, Paul 17%, Huntsman 13%, Santorum 10%, Gingrich 9%. #IAcaucus #
  • CNN reports John McCain is to endorse Mitt Romney tomorrow. #IAcaucus #
  • Rick Santorum speaking in Johnston, Iowa: I've survived the challenges so far by the daily grace that comes from God… #IAcaucus #
  • Santorum: My father worked in the coalmines until he was 72 years old… his hands were large… those hands dug freedom for me… #IAcaucus #
  • @AshGhebranious I'm told he relies on focus groups… #
  • Santorum on "more and more government, more dependency… I believe in cutting taxes, a balanced budget amendment… #IAcaucus #
  • Santorum: Why a tax rate of 28%? If it's good enough for Ronald Reagan, it's good enough for me. #IAcaucus #
  • Santorum: They say Romney is a better candidate because he can win. What wins in America is bold ideas…getting America to work. #IAcaucus #
  • Santorum talks of the people Obama described as clinging to their guns and bibles: "thank god they do – they share our values" #IAcaucus #
  • Santorum: We are off to New Hampshire… with God's grace and your help, we'll have another fun night next week. #IAcaucus #
  • 99% of Iowa counted: Santorum 29,662 (24.6%), Romney 29,657 (24.6%), Paul 21.5%, Gingrich 13.2%, Perry 10.3%, Bachmann 5.0% #
  • Mitt Romney speaks in Des Moines, Iowa: congratulates Santorum and Paul. #IAcaucus #
  • Romney: Unemployment at 8.5%, these are real people – everything Obama has done has made it harder for business to put people back to work. #
  • @leoniedoyle Thanks for that – the best advice on here is don't listen to advice! #
  • @johnd145 Nah… Romney still won and Obama won't be too unhappy either. Never heard of Michael Clarke. #
  • If this was 2010, everyone would be tweeting that Oakeshott and Windsor were on their way to Iowa. #
  • And he left a load of lemons in Canberra. #
  • Learning from Murdoch's Twitter perils: http://t.co/Q0L8aqWB – @PaulWallbank on business use of social media. #
  • CNN is a scream right now as they try to get the Iowa numbers right… #
  • "What do you mean the numbers don't match?" #
  • Edith didn't answer her phone… #
  • Wikipedia says it's 14: http://t.co/ClL2tChG #
  • The Republican Party has officially announced that Mitt Romney has beaten Rick Santorum by 8 votes. #IAcaucus #
  • @SachaBlumen No, I remember it well. #
  • The media's real problem in Iowa: http://t.co/ZRI4EvwB – "incredibly expensive and disturbingly lazy" (Salon) #
  • Eight votes in Iowa is a landslide compared to this narrow victory: http://t.co/zNnReyX6 #
  • @profsarahj And Bush had a 100% voter turnout! #
  • Why the Republican nomination is over: http://t.co/7mdUwTkI – Roger Simon (Politico) #
  • Alternatively, why an Iowa win is unlikely to make Romney inevitable: http://t.co/eAKOU1Kc – Scott Conroy (Real Clear Politics) #
  • Robert Reich predicts that Hillary Clinton will be Obama's vice-presidential running mate this year. #abc730 #
  • @mrtiedt @Cracked_Canoe @coldsnacks @Leroy_Lynch Reich also tipped Biden for Sec of State. Also tipped Sen Marco Rubio for Romney's VP. #
  • Thomas Friedman on America's need for a "strategic bandwidth advantage" – http://t.co/Z2xfsndA – GOP candidates disconnected? #
  • Oedipus Rex Complex: http://t.co/Z2xfsndA – Maureen Dowd on Romney. #
  • The Wall Street Journal conveys the sceptical/anti view of Romney in this call for a coronation postponement: http://t.co/FNNmJZCA #
  • The Age: A gaping void as 6 national security positions go unfilled & Gillard urged to provide clearer direction. http://t.co/C1D5MZNA #
  • @smurray38 I love the ritual of a good death rattle. #
  • From process writing to NAPLAN testing: After 35 years, a teacher pulls up stumps. http://t.co/N4Eb6OET #
  • Virtual friends just leave me cold: http://t.co/jgBQoA6t #
  • @yasminbee Hehe… the most pungent criticism of social media is usually disseminated by social media. It's an ongoing debate. #
  • RT @postpolitics: Bachmann: "I have decided to stand aside" http://t.co/lI87SCTE #

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