GOP circus about to fold its tent in Iowa
The Kansas City Star
This is perfect: Just days before the GOP circus known as the Iowa caucus ends, political pundits are talking about a surge by - of all candidates - Rick Santorum.
Yes, after all the other GOP flavors-of-the-week (Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich) have faded in the polls, now it’s Santorum’s turn to look like a real threat to do well or even pull off a last-minute victory in Iowa.
He won’t, of course, because his socially conservative views don’t have enough supporters in that state.
Besides, Mitt Romney’s probably going to win in Iowa. And in New Hampshire (where Santorum is barely a blip in the polls).
Yet wait, who’s that passenger in the circus clown car we now see pulling into view?
It’s Ron Paul, hoping for something really weird to happen next Tuesday.
And yes, a Paul victory would definitely fall in that category. It would certainly show that - at least in Iowa - the Republicans don’t have a clue about what it will take to beat Barack Obama next November.