Is Mitt Romney poised for victory in Iowa?
"Romney’s nomination, if it indeed occurs, will be mainly attributable to a demolition derby similar to, and perhaps even weirder than, the one that haphazardly produced John McCain’s nomination in 2008. Romney’s own nomination may now be approaching inevitability, but let’s not forget that it was once very much preventable."
For more Iowa caucus coverage, read TNR Senior Editor Alec MacGillis’s dispatches from the Hawkeye State on TNR’s campaign blog the Stump, and be sure to check out his most recent blog posts on Rick Perry’s Texas-sized collapse and Mitt Romney’s awkward campaign stylings.
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