Romney takes lead to New Hampshire

By Richard Downes, Washington Correspondent, in New Hampshire So after Iowa, there’s New Hampshire. This tiny state has a better track record in predicting the winner of the nomination process than the midwest state and there is a lot at stake for all the candidates. For Mitt Romney, this is virtually home territory. He was governor of neighbouring Massachusetts and has been campaigning here for the last year. He still has a lead in the opinion polls, but that has …

Razor thin win for Mitt Romney in Iowa

By Richard Downes, Washington Correspondent,  in Iowa So after a pedestrian campaign that hadn’t caught alight, finally the American Presidential marathon is underway with a bit of pizzazz and a razor thin win for Mitt Romney. He hadn’t done much campaigning here in Iowa. The conventional wisdom was that this is such a conservative state that he didn’t stand much of a chance. Surely one of the tough right-wingers would come along and capture the hearts of the caucus goers? …

For a dull election, this is quite interesting!

Richard Downes, Washington Correspondent, in Iowa As the candidates keep up their hectic schedules in the final hours of the Iowa Caucuses, a picture of some sort is becoming clear. First, Mitt Romney appears to be doing quite well. Becky Beach, fundraiser and driving force in the Iowa Republican Party, has opted for Romney. She told us that it was a pragmatic decision, based on the belief that he could beat Barack Obama in the presidential election.