Today is Jan. 3. The Iowa caucus has arrived after a year of difficult campaigning. It amazes me that the race remains extremely tight, and even pollsters -- such as John Zogby -- don't want to predict the race's outcome.
Soren Dayton at redstate.com attended a Rudy Giuliani event in New Hampshire, where he desperately needs to keep his third-place standing. Finishing low in Iowa and New Hampshire could be very humbling for the former New York mayor. Josh Marshall analyzes Giuliani's most recent television ad. He finds the script has a rather awkward line about the "people perverted." It's a strange way to put it. See the video. Christina Larson writes about Mike Huckabee's mannerisms. Huckabee manages to turn the tables on reporters and make their questions appear silly. Huckabee's best and worst enemy is without a doubt his mouth. Jim Geraghty reports on a silly charge made in the attack ad that Huckabee's campaign produced but never ran. Massachusetts had no executions during Mitt Romney's term as governor. Duh. There's no death penalty in Massachusetts. Romney did, however, introduce legislation to reinstate capital punishment for some crimes, including cop killings and terrorist acts. Captain Ed wonders if the recent surge in the Zogby poll numbers means that Fred Thompson will sneak into third place in Iowa. Rumors have surfaced that Thompson will pull out if he finishes lower than third.