The gender gap for the next election is daunting for Mitt Romney as President Obama leads the likely GOP nominee among women in major polls. With simply more women voters, can he overcome it between now and November?
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.
Mitt Romney was not expected to do well in the Iowa caucuses and has put little effort into winning Jan. 3. But polls suggest that he might be well positioned for a victory.
Six candidates are actively competing in the Iowa straw poll on Saturday. Those who fare poorly may find that fundraising dries up. Those who do well may see an infusion of campaign cash.
Despite some sexism on the campaign trail and in the media, her gender won many votes, too.