Preston: Short sprint or long haul to GOP nomination?
January 4th, 2012
04:23 AM ET
3 years ago

Preston: Short sprint or long haul to GOP nomination?

(CNN) - With a narrow loss, Rick Santorum scored a stunning victory and now heads to New Hampshire, hoping this momentum sets him up as the anti-Mitt Romney in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

Santorum, who lost to Romney by eight votes in the Iowa caucuses early Wednesday, is following a well-worn path on his march as the new political battleground shifts from this Midwestern state to New Hampshire.

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  1. Tom

    The most interesting result regards which demographic Romney scored best in: those over 100k a year. Now 100k is a lot more than what I make, but hope these people don't think that kind of income places them out of harm's way. The 100ker who has a mom or pop who needs and expensive operation can bring the person with that income status to their knees in a hurry and have them thinking in terms of poverty in an instant. Why people at this income level wouldn't be bright enough to go with the president, who believes in saving Medicare instead of destroying it is beyond me.
    Vote wisely.

    January 4, 2012 05:19 am at 5:19 am |
  2. diridi

    Religion in 21st century in politics....way to go....ha!!!!!

    January 4, 2012 05:41 am at 5:41 am |
  3. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    She peaked too early and showed that she isn't fully aware of everything going on out there. The mistakes that she made also hurt. History doesn't help; it has been decades since the last sitting member of the House was elected president. She's not going to make it and should consider maintaining her House seat.

    January 4, 2012 06:37 am at 6:37 am |
  4. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    If Rick picks up Perry's 10% and Bachmann's 5%, the man called Mittens could be in deep trouble. I think Newt is going to kick some spineless jellyfish butt around for the next few weeks, and when the dust settles, Mittens will take his money and limp back to his $12 million middle class home in California.

    January 4, 2012 06:47 am at 6:47 am |
  5. madmaninthemiddle

    Hard to believe Bachman is still in. That's good for Romney and bad for Santorum, who would likely pick up most of her supporters.

    January 4, 2012 07:04 am at 7:04 am |