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. …

3 Reasons Why Democrats Are Drooling Over the Santorum Rise in Iowa

While it’s still likely that Romney or Paul will win Iowa, Rick Santorum has made a statement by surging at the right moment in the polls. He has put nearly all of his efforts into winning Iowa, spending 101 days there. Michele Bachmann is a distant second with 79 days in the Buckeye state. Democrats are loving it. There are …

Rick Santorum: The Only Safe Bet for Republicans

Let’s look at the general sentiment coming from Republican voters and Fox News talking heads: Mitt Romney is part of the problem that Republicans hate when it comes to health care and other issues. His conservative credentials are weak. Newt Gingrich has skeletons in his closet that rival Herman Cain. As Ann Coulter points out, Gingrich would lose 49 out …

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Quote of the Night Came from Ron Paul

“Fortunately for the Republican Party this year, probably anybody up here could beat Obama,” Paul said during the debate. “So the challenge isn’t all that great on how we’re going to beat Obama. I think he’s beating himself.” Here are the videos from the debate. In Part 1, you can hear Paul make his bold statement at the 4:34 mark. …