February 22nd, 2012
I’m not trolling here–I was honestly kind of taken aback by this passage in Ann Coulter’s latest column, because I wasn’t aware that this reading of the Iowa caucuses existed:
Purely to hurt Romney, the Iowa Republican Party fiddled with the vote tally to take Romney’s victory away from him and give it to Rick Santorum — even though the “official count” was missing eight precincts.
Is that something people think out there–that Romney was the rightful winner and that the Iowa GOP stole the caucuses from him? I ask because, considering the 8-vote margin, I saw surprisingly little conspiracy-theorizing about Iowa. And in the very few instances of it that I did see, the alt-reading was that it was Santorum who got jobbed on caucus night.
So is Coulter’s alt-reading something that’s out there?
If you’re going to argue that Romney’s troubles are a result of his victimization by the GOP, it’s going to lead you down some interesting paths.