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Wednesday, January 04, 2012

The Iowa photo-finish and what it means

It was perhaps the most dramatic squeaker in modern American politics--a photo-finish right down to the wire. The Iowa Republican Caucuses proved to be a politico's paradise as three candidates battled for first place during much of the evening Tuesday night, and with two duking it out for the win during the last 2 hours of the count.
Rick Santorum was able to capitalize on his momentum in the last days of the Iowa campaign, surging into first place for a significant portion of the evening. Romney stayed on his heels most of the way. And Ron Paul finished a strong 3rd within 2 percentage points of the top two candidates.
But it was Romney who came out on top in the end--by only 8 votes...

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