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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney eked out the narrowest of victories in the GOP Iowa caucuses on January 3rd. The effect: Romney’s Iowa “victory” reinforced his frontrunner status and gave him additional momentum heading into the New Hampshire primaries.
Now fast forward. Early this morning history was rewritten when the head of the Iowa Republican party announced that Rick Santorum was actually the winner of the Iowa caucuses. The former PA Senator is currently 34 votes ahead of Mr. Romney in Iowa, and there are still more votes out there that are predicted to favor Santorum.
In light of this news, Romney issued a statement this morning declaring that the new results show a “virtual tie” between the two candidates.
Wait; didn’t Romney somewhat jokingly refer to the initial outcome in Iowa as a “landslide victory” during a campaign rally earlier this month? Now he is calling them a tie and has thus far refused to make any further comments.
It’s a bit ridiculous that the former Gov. can’t even stake out an honest position on a certification issued by a leader of his own party. Not to mention a bit disturbing that Romney goes to such great lengths to avoid saying or doing anything that he cannot later refute, or flip-flop on.
Today’s news will not change the outcome of the Republican race. Mitt Romney will almost certainly be the Republican nominee for president, but just like McCain in 2008, we are witnessing another politician move from the middle to the far right, or anywhere in between if it results in a win.
Still I ask: do his interests really lay with those of the American people?
I guess the ends justify the means. So given Romney’s record, it was a victory, landslide, and a tie…whatever works, right?
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