Only three weeks to the Iowa caucuses, and it looks like a tightening race. Gingrich's briefly big lead has shrunk, Ron Paul and Mitt Romney have held steady at around 20%, and some of Gingrich's support seems to have gone to Bachmann, Perry, and Santorum. Even Huntsman is up a little, to over 5%. So the caucus is up for grabs. Romney still has to be the favorite for the nomination, but it could be interesting for a while.
For anyone who wants peace and prosperity, last night's debate was a grim omen. Only Ron Paul does not seem eager to start a war with Iran. Perry actually said we should have bombed the country (an act of war) to destroy that drone the Iranians captured. Romney wants to double the size of our fleet and all but called Obama a traitor, saying he prefers Chinese power to American. After watching last night's debate audience cheer Santorum for saying that the government of Iran wants to martyr their whole country, Andrew Sullivan wrote, "The appeal of military aggression as the core activity of the US government is deep in the GOP."