"Kent said to me yesterday that ‘everyone sells out in Iowa, why shouldn’t I.’ Then he told me he would stay with our campaign. The Ron Paul campaign has to answer for its actions."

Michele Bachmann • Discussing the surprise departure of her Iowa campaign chairman, Iowa state Sen. Kent Sorenson, who defected to the Ron Paul camp. This is not good news for Bachmann, especially since the move comes less than a week before the Iowa caucus. Ever since Bachmann won the straw poll in Iowa back in August, it’s been diminishing returns, to the point where some are calling for her to drop out. They’re also calling for Rick Santorum to drop out, but that’s probably not going to happen because Santorum is suddenly on an upswing. For Bachmann, however, she might be reaching her endgame. source (viafollow)

I find this whole thing really interesting. If Bachmann really doesn’t want Romney to get the nomination, the smart thing would be for her to drop out and support Santorum. Otherwise they’re going to split the religious conservative vote and both end up not placing very highly. It will be Paul and Romney, which will guarantee a Romney victory. I think it’s hilarious we live in a world where it could come down to Santorum v. Romney or Paul v. Romney. The guy whose name we can google or the guy who has a history of racism that would make Strom Thurmond blush vs the guy Republicans can’t get behind because he’s a Mormon.