“That’s what it looks like if numbers from a caucus in the town of Moulton, Appanoose County, are correctly counted when the official certification begins Wednesday night.
“This not only would rewrite the election history of 2012 to date—it would invalidate the oft-repeated line that Mitt Romney is the only candidate to win both Iowa and New Hampshire. It would stop the inevitability narrative in its tracks.”
– John Avlon in The Daily Beast
Add this to his tax problem (and his teeny speaker’s fees) and it certainly doesn’t seem like a good week for Mitt.
My main view of the Iowa Caucus was that it was meaningless. No one came out with enough of a lead to be the official Republican challenger. The three at the top will certainly be easy pickins’ for Obama (you can come back in November and quote me on that.)
Next Tuesday is New Hampshire and that’s a winner-take-all affair. Let’s see what happens then.
Well, it’s tomorrow… the Iowa Caucus will take place and, finally, come to a close, leaving us with what? The up and down polls have have moved one candidate after another into the lead until no matter who wins it will probably not be by much.
I guess I’ll put my money on… gee, I don’t know. Iowa has a record for not coming up with the final nominee (folks like Pat Robertson come to mind) and the rise in the last couple of days of Rick Santorum makes me think some of our best comedy writers are behind the whole thing.
- Upcoming Iowa Caucus Heating Up (myfoxny.com)
- Should the Iowa Caucus Be Put Out to Pasture? (bigthink.com)
- orgtheory poll: iowa caucus prediction (orgtheory.wordpress.com)
- Does the Iowa Caucus Matter? (eoghann.com)
- Des Moines Register Poll Shows Mitt Romney In Lead Ahead Of Iowa Caucus (huffingtonpost.com)
- The Iowa Caucus Votes are about to be Stolen (actualgrit.wordpress.com)
- Santorum’s Support Builds Ahead Of Iowa Caucuses (npr.org)