One week before Iowa: Who will take it?

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Matt Lewis, the Daily Caller: “Next week is what matters. If things changed in the last week, they could change in the next week. Iowa on the Republican side traditionally hasn’t mattered that much, but on the Democratic side it has. If you look at what happened with John Kerry and Barack Obama, Iowa really gave them momentum and elevated them. And I think it could happen if Newt Gingrich or Rick Perry could somehow pull off a win in Iowa – which I think is within the realm of possibility although not likely – then it becomes a real race. I think if Ron Paul or Mitt Romney win Iowa – which appears to be more likely – it looks like Romney could really coast through this nomination. So the next week is really super important as to whether this is even going to be a contentiously fought race.”

One week before Iowa: Who will take it?

Updated