For Rick Santorum, the good news is that the results are so close that he will still be considered a big winner. The good news for Mitt Romney is that he did what he failed to do 4 years ago after spending $10 million dollars.
The bad news is that Iowa Republicans are not exactly helping Republicans outside of their state, feel confident in their stewardship of an election that has as profound an effect on national politics as the Iowa Caucus.
For political junkie, the evening could not have been more extraordinary. Between Santorum’s remarkable underdog campaign roaring from behind, Mitt Romney’s struggle to hold on to frontrunner status, a second tier battle for relevance between Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich, and Ron Paul, and the added tension and intrigue of human error, the night was truly one for the history books.
The initial story here is the emergence of Rick Santorum. The story that is yet to unfold is how well Santorum can build upon his surprise victory.
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