Santorum Heading Back to Iowa

It looks like the New Robert Evans is taking a break from movie making to spend a little time in Iowa.  Yes, Rick Santorum be in the Hawkeye State starting Thursday.  In his travels will visit the state fair, attend a GOP fundraiser, and address Iowa Family Leader’s Leadership Summit in Ames.

So he’s definitely running in 2016 but does he have a chance?  While he did win the caucuses last time, if only by a handful of votes, that was a really weak field – as evidence by the continual rising and falling of candidates in the polls – and this time around it looks to already be a very competitive race.

His best bet is to reinforce his connection to social conservatives across Iowa, in particular the western part of the state.  If he can lock down their support that would give him a real shot to win Iowa.  But that is a big if.  Remember he’s not running against a moderate from Massachusetts anymore.

One good thing about going to Iowa now is that it’s too hot to wear a sweater vest.

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