Just days before Iowa caucuses, GOP presidential field is still unsettled
December 27th, 2011
07:47 PM ET
11 years ago

Just days before Iowa caucuses, GOP presidential field is still unsettled

Des Moines (CNN) - Forget all of the complaints about the Iowa caucuses. It may be good for everyone else that the Hawkeye State is going first.

With a week and counting until the caucuses on January 3, one of the state's top Republican leaders is amazed by Iowa's most unsettled field of candidates so close to the finish line.


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  1. LegalizeUSA

    Ron Paul 2012

    December 27, 2011 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  2. They ought to change from the elephant to the hippo...

    Unsettled?!?! I think they're ALL unsettling!

    December 27, 2011 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  3. Larry L

    Radical and angry people don't pick good candidates when they're motivated by hateful social issues. Republicans need to address Social Security, Medicare, world affairs, real solutions for good jobs, the real risk from environmental pollution, global climate change, the trade deficit, long-term enenry policy, immigration, and the US infrastructure. These are real issues. They allow themselves to get distracted by social issues that cost politicians nothing and builds the ridiculous cast of clowns we now see as candidates. Don't let hate media give you your thoughts! Don't hate 50% of America's people because Rush, Sean, and Glenn spin a story designed to get you angry.

    December 27, 2011 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  4. George in pa

    The cream is starting to rise, Ron Paul by a landslide!!

    December 27, 2011 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  5. jacobs peksan

    rick perry will be the "winner" in the. "Iowa caucuses".For 3 reasons.

    1) "mitt romney and newt gingrich" leading only in the iowa "polls", but in "real voters" have rick perry the best chance. Rick perry have in iowa the best organization, and the biggest grope of volunteers.

    2)In iowa living more then 200.000 "US veterans", veteran are 35% of the Iowa voters. Rick perry have a strong lead between US veterans. one example "operation boots on ground" a veterans political committee, will bring out to the Iowa caucuses "disabled US veterans" to vote for rick perry.

    3) Rick perry have a record to stay low in the polls, and In the end to win the race.

    December 27, 2011 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  6. GonzoinHouston

    The field is unsettled? How do you think the voters feel? Republicans across the spectrum from Hard Conservative to Tea Party (moderate Republicans were recently declared extinct) are looking at their options and wailing, like a spoiled child at Christmas, "Is that all?" They keep searching for a candidate that passes all their ideological requirements and still looks like they have a snowball's chance in Houston in August of beating Obama. And folks, it's like the free lunch or the perpetual motion machine, there just ain't no such thing!

    December 27, 2011 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  7. T'sah from Virginia

    ►Just days before Iowa caucuses, GOP presidential field is still unsettled
    And they’re all roaming around LOST – 6 Hansels and 1 Gretel
    Nothing will really be settled until “after” Iowa is history
    But electing 1 candidate out of the bunch will still be a mystery

    May the best Man and/or Woman win while they continue to delve…
    Into the truth and then realize in the end – it’s Obama in 2012!!!

    December 27, 2011 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  8. RD

    CNN tabliod headlines only appeal to the partisan librals. Any informed American citizen, who can vote in a primary, understands that the premise of a primary means the candidate field should be unsettled. Why does CNN think that they can decide who the presidential candidates should be? "We The People" are afforded that priviledge; Not CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, etc....

    Americans need to rise up and demand the media report facts and vette all candidates fairly and accurately or get out of the political reporting business. We need information to informed decisions; if you do your job, you will get the viewership and ratings to drive your advertising revenues.

    December 28, 2011 06:32 am at 6:32 am |
  9. Anonymous

    What's really unsettling is how utterly unfit the entire field is except for Ron Paul.

    December 28, 2011 07:00 am at 7:00 am |