Wednesday, January 4, 2012
The Iowa Caucuses
In the Iowa Caucuses, Romney and Santorum almost tied for first place, Romney "winning" by eight votes. Ron Paul came in third with about 4,800 votes fewer than the frontrunners. I have decided to support the crazy but principled Ron Paul in the primaries and though his third place finish is disappointing I can't say it is surprising. Besides, even if Paul had won Iowa his nomination would still be unlikely. Santorum's chances are better but not by much. In 2008, Huckabee won Iowa with the help of evangelical voters but failed in more liberal states. I foresee Santorum similarly losing the nomination. Anyway, it would appear that Romney is still the undisputed frontrunner in a field of mostly uninspiring candidates. Back to square one.