Iowa caucuses: Pulling the weeds from Republican field
January 1st, 2012
01:34 PM ET
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Iowa caucuses: Pulling the weeds from Republican field

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) – After a year when the Republican presidential race became defined by debates and cable news chatter instead of retail politics and town hall meetings, Iowa seems primed, in the end, to reward the candidates who did things the old-fashioned way.

Three Republican candidates - Ron Paul, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum - are on the cusp of grabbing a coveted top-three finish in Iowa, the leadoff caucus state, which rarely picks presidents but usually find a way to whittle down the field of candidates.

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  1. Cary,NC

    Might as well "Weed the whole Garden? These Clowns will kill the middleclass and poor! The streets will be filled with the Homeless,and we the people should build thousands of "Soup Kitchens" White collar crime fits these guys to a "Tee"!!!! OMG? Save America!! Obama 2012!

    January 1, 2012 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  2. .Ralph

    Go Mitt Romney! He is the only candidate with the courage to say what needs to be said: Defeat the Dream Act legislation!

    I applaud Romney's counter proposal of serving in the military to receive legal RESIDENCY only! That is more than generous under the circumstances.

    The Dream Act is Amnesty and does nothing to discourage future illegal aliens. Indeed, the Dream Act will only encourage an exponential increase of illegal aliens

    Mexico will use the Dream Act to facilitate a 5th column attack to take over the USA!

    January 1, 2012 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  3. Don

    Well if they pull ALL of the weeds from the Republican field there won't be any of them left. The above picture is to be used as a poster for outlawing inbreeding, if you don't see the reason why we should outlaw inbreeding from this picture it is probably because you are inbred.

    January 1, 2012 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  4. Jimmy S.

    Wher is Paul's Flag pin. I believe President Obama got accused of being Non-American for not wearing his at one of the debates.

    January 1, 2012 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |