By now, everyone knows the results of the Iowa caucus. Romney and Santorum virtually tied (with Romney technically "winning"), Ron Paul a close third, and everybody else sucking.
What does it mean? Pretty much like I said. It just means the end, or the beginning of the end, for several candidates.
Michele is out….
… and Rick Perry should be out, but he's hoping for a miracle in South Carolina. He won't get it.[QUESTION: When Michelle Bachmann announced her candidacy, she told supporters and press that "God asked her to run". So I'm left to wonder… did that really happen and God changed His mind about her candidacy, or did she just invoke God in a shameless attempt to woo Christian voters?]
The New Hampshire primary is over, even before it is being held. Romney wins big there. That's the news, and it's not news. Huntmen will do well enough, but NH will be his high point.
All eyes are on the conservative South Carolina primary. Gingrich, Santorum, and Perry hope to tap into that conservative state and come out with a win, hopefully keeping their campaign alive. Gingrich or even Santorum might. But it won't last long. Romney will be the nominee.
Who have I forgot? Ron Paul. Interestingly, I haven't heard his name mentioned once on the news since his third place showing in Iowa. But he too is an also-ran. He has the organization to last a while, even past South Carolina. But at the end of the day, he will run out of steam and money.