We will have a crack van for the Iowa caucus results, starting from probably about 7 CST or so. I can promise I’ll put up with two hours of Tweety, but probably not much more than that.
Steve on what everybody’s going to say anyway:
If Mitt Romney wins, he doesn’t really win because that’s what was expected. So the second-place finisher wins. Unless that’s Ron Paul. Ron Paul never wins. Even if he wins.
If Rick Santorum wins, he doesn’t really win because he’ll be next in line for media scrutiny and opponents’ attack ads that will see him sink faster than Newt, Herman and Michelle. So Santorum is better off finishing second – or even a strong third.
If Michelle Bachmann wins, she doesn’t really win because no one will take it seriously. Finishing third would seem like less of a fluke.
Jon Huntsman either wins by not competing in Iowa or loses by not competing in Iowa. But you don’treally win if you don’t compete in Iowa.
If Newt Gingrich wins, he doesn’t really win because he’s been so damaged. And if Newt Gingrich doesn’t win, he also loses because he’s so damaged.
If Rick Perry wins, he doesn’t really win because nobody takes him seriously anymore. He’s really vying for the Santorum-Bachmann second- or third-place finish.
Be here or wish you had been!