There’s nothing like the strange design and random outcome of the Iowa Caucuses to break up the clean, fresh slate of the New Year. If you’re in the Ron Paul camp, polling well and running an excellent grass roots operation in the Hawkeye state, everything is going according to plan. If you are anyone else in the Iowa Republican establishment, you’ve been in a low-grade panic for weeks. High ranking talking heads like governor Terry Branstadt, conservative activist Bob Vander Plaats and members of congress have gone to the airwaves to explain that Iowa isn’t as strange - or irrelevant - as it looks.
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