- Romney dials for dollars. Smart little earned media gimmick. from the Romney campaign. Already this morning at Cooler HQ we've seen Fox News talk about the Gov'nah twice. Romney's sons say he'll need One Hundred Million Dollars to win this race. Whew.
- Hugh Hewitt is a dumbass. While stating that he will "not endorse Romney," (wink) Hugh came out with his GOP Primary Power Rankings and placed McCain 6th below Duncan Hunter and didn't list Huckabee (sick em Peter)... That prediction really lends a lot of credibility to your analysis Hugh. In related news, Christie Vilsack released her power rankings yesterday and her husband Tom led the way. Hillary Clinton meanwhile fell 17th on the list, right behind the insurgent candidacy of Sally Pederson.
- More on Brownback getting endorsed by Lehman and what how critical the abortion issue is to his candidacy. Brownback, the Caucus Cooler's CCA du jour, will participate in an anti-abortion march on the day of his announcement. Clearly, he's not trying to be subtle with this thing.
- Concerns are arising about how some of Rudy Giuliani's clients will affect his Presidential bid. Among Rudy's clients are: gambling and horseracing interests, big polluters, and companies that worked to limit the influx of cheap prescription drugs from Canada. While the gambling could hurt Rudy in the Primary, the other contacts might cause him to lose some of his luster with independents and Democrats...
Update: We forgot to add. There's now an Iowa "Draft Newt" blog. Go check it out.