Mitt Romney (Barely) Wins Iowa Dress Rehearsals

Mitt Romney (Barely) Wins Iowa Dress Rehearsals. We’re going to go out on a limb here and guess that the pained grimace on Romney’s face is due to the severe heartburn that has to result from coming out literally eight stingy ballots ahead of an extreme conservative who surged up out of general obscurity barely a week ago. On the other hand, how lucky is Rick Santorum, who managed to time his anti-Romney rise to prominence with the start of actual ballot counting? [New York Times]