Originally published on Thu January 19, 2012 10:56 pm
How embarrassing for Iowa GOP officials. How embarrassing for Iowa Republicans as a party. How embarrassing for Iowa.
But on the other hand, who told the world to hold its breath earlier this month, awaiting the latest word on who had edged ahead in the Iowa caucuses?
That would have been us. The news folks. Up all night to bring you the latest information — or misinformation, as it turns out.
And who told the world to care about these homey little midwinter Midwestern klatches in the first place?
That, too, would have been us.
There are reports Thursday that Texas Gov. Rick Perry will leave the GOP presidential race, and Iowa officials announced final results of the state's Republican presidential nominating caucuses held earlier this month.
With the South Carolina primary just two days away, Mitt Romney woke up to some troubling news. The Iowa Republican Party seemed poised to revisit his Jan. 3 victory in the caucuses.