- Forty-one percent of Iowa voters still haven’t picked a candidate
- Democrats set up “war room” in Iowa
- Democrats attack Romney with Bain lay-off stories
- President Obama to address caucus-goers
- Mitt Romney campaign confident on caucus day
- Perry to skip New Hampshire, head to South Carolina after Iowa
- All the candidates will be holding final events throughout Iowa before settling in at their respective watch parties in the evening.
- How do the Republican Iowa caucuses work anyway?: TPM has a rundown of how voting takes place on caucus night.
- Candidates make closing arguments in Iowa
That first one is exactly why, polls be damned, anything could happen today. Well, except the late-stage return of Herman Cain. Cain, by the way, says he hasn’t endorsed anyone yet, despite rumors that Newt Gingrich was atop his list.
As you might have noticed, we’ve been somewhat light on the Iowa caucus coverage today in part because it’s gotten so overwhelming. (We’re leaving the good stuff for tomorrow, when it ACTUALLY HAPPENS.) But Scott Siepker, this guy … This guy. He offers a progressive defense to the perception that Iowa is full of conservatives that don’t represent the country at large. And wow, it just makes you like you’ve been translated to Iowa for three minutes. You get it, with lines like: “Next time you ‘fly over’? Give us a wave. We’ll wave back. We’re nice. That’s right. We’re nice. @(&!%!^.” It’s profane, but there’s a PG-rated version over here. Must watch. (h/t Buzzfeed)
I don’t think I’m going to win.Newt Gingrich, re: his chances in Iowa. This is what they mean by “lowering expectations.”
Kent said to me yesterday that ‘everyone sells out in Iowa, why shouldn’t I.’ Then he told me he would stay with our campaign. The Ron Paul campaign has to answer for its actions.Michele Bachmann • Discussing the surprise departure of her Iowa campaign chairman, Iowa state Sen. Kent Sorenson, who defected to the Ron Paul camp. This is not good news for Bachmann, especially since the move comes less than a week before the Iowa caucus. Ever since Bachmann won the straw poll in Iowa back in August, it’s been diminishing returns, to the point where some are calling for her to drop out. They’re also calling for Rick Santorum to drop out, but that’s probably not going to happen because Santorum is suddenly on an upswing. For Bachmann, however, she might be reaching her endgame. source (via • follow)