Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Casualties of the Iowa Caucus?

Michele Bachmann
It looks like the fifth and sixth place finishers in the Hawkeye Caucii may be getting out of the presidential race. Bachmann I understand because she's never really gained traction; however, I thought that Perry's plan was always to focus on winning South Carolina. With Santorum winning Iowa, South Carolina's social conservatives will have a reasonable alternative to Perry.
The Associated Press: Bachmann tells supporters she's staying in race:
Shortly before Bachmann spoke, her campaign manager suggested she might leave the race. Asked if he could say with certainty whether she would go forward with her candidacy, Bachmann campaign manager Keith Nahigian told The Associated Press in a telephone interview, "I don't know yet."
He added, "It's hard to tell, but everything is planned."
But shortly thereafter he said she was going "full steam" ahead.
After a disappointing fifth-place finish in Tuesday's Iowa caucuses, Texas Governor Rick Perry said he is going home to Texas to assess "whether there is a path forward for myself in this race."

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