Whoever wins Iowa...

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    Since Romney is going to win New Hampshire, if he were to win Iowa, he'd have too much momentum to be stopped (two in a row). If Newt wins Iowa, it will come down to SC and Mitt's not winning that state.
     
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    If Romney wins Iowa they might as well call the race.
     
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    i find it rather sad that Iowa is given so much power to decide everything.
     
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    Momentum.
     
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    Wow, we actually agree on something.

    Yes, it's terrible that by the time the first four primaries/caucuses are done, we are going to be down to two or maybe one candidate before the other 45 states even have a say.

    That said, I don't think things are looking good for Mitt in Iowa. Smarting from his 2008 loss their to Mike Huckabee, he snubbed the state at every oppurtunity.

    Now, you can snub Iowa and do well. McCain came in FOURTH in 2008, because his lifelong oppossition to the Ethanol Boondoggle made him as popular as husk rot there. But you'd better have a plan for after it.

    Mitt's plan was to win New Hampshire decisively and then declare victory. But if Newt Wins Iowa, and then goes on to win SC and Florida, Mittens might have some serious problems.

    Romney's real problem is people just don't like him. And having done well in the debates, he now has to do retail politicking, which he has never really been good at.
     
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    It depends.

    We could see a similar contest in 2008 when we went on and on and on.

    But if Newt were to blow out Romney in both SC and FL, it will be over.
     
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    Damn. I didn't know about Florida's early primary, folks.
     
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    The good news is that buying the win will be slightly more difficult than it was for Bachmann in the straw poll. Not saying it won't happen ... depends on who the Koch's decide to buy now that Cain is face down in his own mud.

    JMO but I doubt they'll want to buy Newt. He doesn't have anything that resembles integrity but he's too intractable and the old timers hate what he did as speaker.

    I think the Kochs will buy Mitt because he doesn't have a spine and they can control him. Plus, he already hates the common folk, he's an experienced corporate raider and has said he will support the 1% at the expense of the 99% cuz, corporations are people yadda yadda yadda.
     

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