How irrelevant is Iowa to the Republicans? Obama ranks 3rd after Romney and Giuliani!
“Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is surging in a new poll, while U.S. Sen. John McCain, Ariz., has virtually collapsed. Meanwhile, U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, Ill., shows surprising crossover support,” writes the estimable Justin Schardin of Campaigns and Elections Magazine in a story titled Romney Surges While McCain COllapses and Obama Shows Crossover Support.
Perhaps most surprising of all, Obama actually finished third as the preferred general election candidate of registered Republicans, at 6.7 percent, behind Romney (21.8 percent), and Giuliani (10 percent), but ahead of Thompson (5.2 percent) and McCain (1.8 percent) … more
Conclusion: When Romney sweeps Ames he will have achieved nothing except to have expended lots and lots of money. See: