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Political Stew–Here and There

Iowa Aftermath–As I posted last month, Iowa really means nothing as far as who wins the nomination, but it does serve one purpose. It usually weeds out the haves from the have-nots money-wise. That doesn’t seem to be the case this year. Mitt Romney is well financed, but Rick Santorum ran a shoestring campaign and tied the front-runner. While it’s a great start for Santorum, unless he gets a huge cash infusion from this, it can’t last. My take on Santorum is simple. Timing is everything. After watching everyone in the GOP race take a turn at the top of…

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Palin Quits Before She Begins

If you’ve read anything I’ve written on Sarah Palin in the past, you will know I’m not at all surprised she dropped out of the 2012 presidential race before she ever announced. But, it’s amazing to me just how many folks emailed me claiming she dropped out of the race after she declared her candidcay. She did no such thing, but so loyal is her constituency, many of them were convinced she had already begun to campaign. Sadly, (for them), that was not the case. Palin never announced, and as I predicted will not run. There are myriad reasons for…