Greetings, 8 Votes! Hope you enjoyed the Iowa Caucuses! Or at least we hope your hangover wasn’t so severe. You are probably still recovering from a massive night of coverage, so we’ll keep today nice and short.
THE REPUBLICAN RACE
Santorum Wins A Tie In Iowa, But Mitt Romney Is On Track To Be The Nominee
So, yes, the overwhelming result from the last night is that 75 per cent of Republicans don’t want Mitt Romney to be their candidate.
And the media is portraying Romney’s showing as pretty weak overall, in order to gin up interest in more political coverage.
But actually Mitt Romney is absolutely crushing it in the contest that matters.
He could have the nomination effectively wrapped up in one week – sooner than anyone major party candidate in a competitive primary in recent history. (READ MORE)
THIS DAY IN POLITICS:
On January 4th,1980, President Jimmy Carter announced the boycott of the Moscow Olympics to protest the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
TWEET OF THE DAY:
From Slate’s Dave Weigel, on political parallels.
Obviously, New Hampshire. There are two debates, one Saturday Night and another the following morning. Expect a huge pile-on for Romney. Watch for whether Newt Gingrich tries to make a move himself, or simply tries to undermine the frontrunner Mitt Romney.
We’ll have more on Huntsman’s last stand, this Friday.
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