Wednesday, January 04, 2012


That was how thin the margin of victory was for Mitt Romney in Iowa over Rick Santorum. This was the closest primary or caucus vote in the history of the United States.

Already there has been some movement on the campaign trail as Michele Bachmann suspended her campaign today.

Also, Rick Perry had gone back to Texas to "reassess" his campaign. Apparently the reassessment is over, though, and he's decided to bet his hat on South Carolina.

Meanwhile Romney got an endorsement today from former presidential hopeful John McCain, while Santorum moves on with considerable momentum and possibly an infusion of money as the apparent leading right-of-centre option to Romney.  Also continuing on is Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich, and the worry about the sinking Gingrich campaign is that he'll just go scorched-earth negative and do all kinds of damage to the rest of the field.

We'll see. New Hampshire, the "first in the nation" primary, is up next Tuesday.

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