August 12, 2011


Why Romney Must Compete in Iowa

The Daily Beast notes that while Mitt Romney "may have planned to skip Iowa entirely at first, he no longer has much of a choice."

"This weekend, Texas Gov. Rick Perry will signal his intent to vie for the Republican presidential nomination with a speech at the Red State conference in Charleston, S.C. He'll instantly become Romney's chief rival. It's one thing to cede Iowa's values voters to Bachmann; it's another to cede the state's fiscal conservatives to Perry, who plans to run on his record of job creation. If that happens, Perry will head into the rest of the early primary states with a dangerous burst of momentum, and Romney will be left looking like old news."










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