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Mitt Romney is most certainly not my first choice in this race, but he is my final choice.  This race lacked the gravitas of the 2008 contest.  I had wished upon anything that former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee would run.  He didn’t.  Then South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint declined a run.  Were he to run he would have almost certainly locked in the Tea Party vote.  New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was out, then thought about jumping in, then declined and backed Governor Romney.  It says a lot about the race when more focus is on those who declined to run than those already in the running.

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In this second article looking at this year’s Republican Iowa Caucuses, I look at the way forward – or lack thereof – for the candidates who had a disappointing night, in particular, Congressman Ron Paul, Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann, Texas Governor Rick Perry, and, finally, former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Newt Gingrich.

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It comes around once every four years and sees the whole global media circus descend on a poor, unsuspecting location whilst its inhabitants are the victims of mind-warping amounts of expensive advertising. No I’m not talking about the Olympics, but the Iowa Caucus. Join me through out the night for thoughts on the situation in Iowa and how it impacts the race to be the next Republican Presidential nominee (scroll down for updates)

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