. . . or so the race between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum in Iowa has been described. Romney won by 8 votes in the end. This will not translate into extra delegates for Romney as Iowa distributes its delegates proportionately. However, it will mean positive headlines of a Romney win and some much needed momentum. The bad news -- for Romney fans -- is that he is still failing to break from the pack and the race is too close to call for many pundits.
As stated months ago, The Brooks Blog calls the race for Romney - and the White House for Obama. My suspicions are that the GOP race will run for a while yet with each candidate so concerned about removing Obama they inflict lasting damage on their own side. This will also deplete much needed resources to contest the election with Obama. Plus, there is the possibility of voter fatigue which will benefit Obama (the incumbent).