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May 09, 2011


Can Romney Win Without Iowa and South Carolina?

Mitt Romney might not compete seriously in the South Carolina presidential primary due to concerns about his Mormon faith, Politico reports. It's previously been suggested he might skip the Iowa caucuses which leads to the question: Can Romney win the Republican nomination by downplaying both Iowa and South Carolina?

First Read: "The consequence of Romney not winning both contests - and eyeing New Hampshire and Florida instead - probably guarantees that if he wins the GOP nomination, it will be after a LONG and potentially BLOODY primary season. And that's if Romney does well in New Hampshire. This strategy puts a premium on New Hampshire for Romney, a state that LOVES to reject front-runners and the Conventional Wisdom. Is Romney really going to end up skipping or, better, SKIMPING, on Iowa and South Carolina? Or is this all just a mini-2011 ploy?"












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