Looks like as long as you can stay still, you can win a primary.
Mitt Romney barely pulled out an Iowa caucus victory over surging candidate Rick Santorum. The Stormin' Mormon edged out his counterpart by 8 votes.
Michele Bachmann, who finished 6th, announced a press conference for 11 AM EST on January 4th, suggesting that she (FINALLY) might be tapping out.
Bachmann and fifth placer Rick Perry both said terms like "soul searching' and "reconsidering" furthering speculation that their presidential dreams are donezo.
Mostly all of the candidates are anti-Romney so the former Massachusetts governor wants everyone to stay in the hunt to split the Romney haters up.
Romney and Santorum finished with roughly 25% of the vote each. Ron Paul finally got rid of his laughingstock persona and finished 3rd with 21%.
Last place finisher John Huntsman decided to focus on New Hampshire instead of Iowa.
Then again, he also said Iowa is good for nothing but corn so you may be able to tell where he'll finish elsewhere too.
And we can't forget about ol' Newt, can we?! Gingrich finished fourth but there's no way he's quitting anytime soon.
Lastly, Obama reninforced his position to the public by going over his successes in the past three years at the Democratic caucuses.
Cheaper college, the Iraq War pullout (that's what she said) and health care reform were his key points.
Next stop in the primaries is New Hampshire, followed by South Carolina.
We wonder if Stephen Colbert will run in South Carolina again…
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