Romney Wins by 8 Votes. Who Really Won (and lost) in Iowa?

Mitt Romney, 30,015. Rick Santorum, 30,007. The official winner of the Iowa Caucus was Mitt Romney, barely edging out Rick Santorum by a microscopic 8 votes. Those results don’t really matter. At the end of the day, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, and Newt Gingrich made gains in the Iowa primary while Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, and Rick Perry lost ground. …

Before the Candidates Say It Tomorrow, We’ll Say It Now: Iowa is Insignificant

Do you recognize that face? If you don’t watch Fox News, you may not recall the sideways, dimpled grin of one-time Republican front-runner Mike Huckabee. In 2008, he was on a good path to the Republican nomination, handily beating everyone with over 40% of the Iowa GOP votes. John McCain, the eventual nominee that year, came in a distant 4th. …