Several storylines emerged Monday on the last full day of campaigning before Tuesday's Iowa caucuses.
Front-runner Mitt Romney is trying to tamp down an upstart threat from Rick Santorum. Santorum was trying to shoulder past Ron Paul, who has been running a close second to Romney but now has Santorum nipping at his heels.
Paul is calling his rivals' attempts to discredit his foreign policy and other views as desperation and demagoguery.
Rick Perry is to trying to keep Santorum from pulling away from a three-way tie with him and Newt Gingrich by questioning Santorum's voting record on earmarks in the Senate.
I'd heard of manufactured consent but manufactured support will be hard to show on Tuesday.
What will the establishment do next when Ron Paul wins Iowa by a large percentage only further exposing the polling data for what it is?
This is starting to seem grotesque to me! All these millionaires in a catfight to the finish on the backs of the working people, who still somehow believe they "work for us!" None of them do! They are all in it for themselves, to reap the prestige to stroke their enormous egos & continue to sell us out to the highest bidder! The Occupiers have it right, boycott governments that only cater to the Bigz & businesses in the biz of "owning" government officials! It sqewers the the world economy & gives a few monopoly of the cash & the jobs! Every 1 of the GOP/TP candidates seem to favor the plutocratic system, as long as they benefit! Jon Huntsman is the only sane voice, so he wont get the nod! I'm sticking w/ Obama/Biden 2012!!