Rick Santorum, who was speaking to college Republicans in New Hampshire, was loudly booed. While GOP voters have consistently opposed gay marriage, a majority of Americans now disagree.
Newt Gingrich – also known as 'Newt Skywalker' – topped the Scientific American ranking of six GOP candidates. Ron Paul came in third.
To hear the Ron Paul people tell it, the Iowa caucus results show that their guy is now the chief alternative to Mitt Romney. But Mr. Paul is still running behind Newt Gingrich in national polls.
Michele Bachmann is heading back to Minnesota after a disastrous finish in the Iowa caucuses. Among other reasons for her demise, Ms. Bachmann failed to gain traction with Republican women voters.
Judging by how Ron Paul has gone after his rivals, he does in fact want to be president. But his 'Not really' in response to a question about seeing himself in the Oval Office did raise eyebrows.
Pummeled by his Iowa caucuses rivals' attack ads, Newt Gingrich tries some negativity of his own, calling Mitt Romney a liar and a 'Massachusetts moderate' pretending to be conservative.
Crying on the stump was once a campaign killer, but the authentic emotion Rick Santorum showed Tuesday when asked about the death of his son can only help him compete in Iowa caucuses.
Too white: Iowa, which plays a big role in the presidential nominating process, is not racially representative of the US, an NBC correspondent recently noted. But in other ways, analysts say, Iowa reflects the national average.
Former front-runner Newt Gingrich has fallen behind going into the Iowa caucuses Tuesday, polls show. The reversal means Gingrich might change course in the days ahead.
Rick Santorum is surging in Iowa just before the caucuses Tuesday, giving Mitt Romney a run for his money. Back in 2008, Santorum gave Romney something else: his support.
Though the GOP has notched recent electoral success, "there are no more people calling themselves Republican," says longtime Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg.
There’s nothing like a presidential campaign cycle to bring out big political gaffes – at times injecting doubt about candidates, but also offering some much-needed comic relief and glimpses of humanity. 2011 had some doozies, and some of the most memorable actually weren’t on the campaign trail. GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, who said the “shot heard round the world” was fired in New Hampshire (correct answer: Massachusetts), nailed the politicians’ dilemma perfectly: "People can make mistakes, and I wish I could be perfect every time I say something, but I can't." Here are five of the biggest political “uh-ohs” of 2011:
Michele Bachmann lost her Iowa campaign co-chairman, Kent Sorenson, to Ron Paul on Wednesday. But state Senator Sorenson himself may stand to lose the most by his defection.