Politics

Heads Mitt Romney Wins, Tails You Lose

The Iowa caucuses are now a “split decision” — even though Rick Santorum has no votes.

Romney speaks to advisers Stuart Stevens and Eric Fehrnstrom on the flight from Des Moines to Manchester January 4. BRIAN SNYDER / Reuters

Mitt Romney’s foes like to cast him as the boss who fires you, or the rich kid who takes your toys even though he has more, and there’s a bit of that in today’s dispatch from Des Moines:

THE RESULTS: Santorum finished ahead by 34 votes
MISSING DATA: 8 precincts’ numbers will never be certified
PARTY VERDICT: GOP official says, ‘It’s a split decision’

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