Absolutely an amazing race filled with mediocre candidates.
Unbelievable that every single one of them except Huntsman has lead in Iowa at one point. It’s all about peaking at the right time, and Rick Santorum is doing just that. Would love to see him win. Could also live with a Newt victory.
Bachman’s done after Iowa it looks like.
Glad to see Perry not doing well. The pandering to illegals and depth in which he is out of touch on that issue is a non-starter.
Perry and Bachmann look like they’re heading to very poor 5th and 6th place finishes. Which is TERRIBLE news for Willard as the conservative vote going forward to SC & FL now gets split two ways instead of four.. Woo Hoo!
Agree, Perry lost me in that first debate -- the one where he accused conservatives of being "heartless" for opposing freebies for illegals.
I've supported Santorum all along. If it's true he is peaking at just the right time in Iowa, O Happy Day!
But to come down to earth again ... it's hard to see where Santorum goes after Iowa. A good showing in the caucuses will likely result in a stronger flow of funds; could be too late to help much though.
Anyone winning this who doesn’t have a chance of competing in other states and winning the nomination helps Romney. All it can do is take more delegates, more momentum, more fundraising and more buzz away from the strongest non-Romney, Newt. When the media is practically ready to declare Romney the winner and cancel 48 of the primaries if he even comes in 2nd in IA, we cannot afford to make a “statement” vote here.
If Newt comes in behind Romney, then he is still going to have a massive uphill battle ahead of him. It wouldn’t be quite so bad if Newt was ahead of Romney, even if someone else was 1st.
The bottom line is that if Newt dropped out tomorrow, the election would be over and Romney would have it. There is no other viable candidate out there that can generate the excitement, the fundraising, the endorsements, the support, and seems competent enough to win more votes than Romney. It is a waste of time and conceding defeat to back anyone else than Newt against Romney at this time.
Perry has said, in answer to the question on illegal immigration, to close the border first and then have the conversation on what to do with those in the country illegally already. Thats what the people want.
And he is right, thats what the people want. Close the border first. What has your favorite candidate said on the issue?