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GOP Strategist Matt Mackowiak Talks Iowa Caucus Results on Lubbock’s First News [AUDIO]

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On Wednesday’s edition of Lubbock’s First News, GOP strategist Matt Mackowiak talked to Chad and Rex to discuss the results from last’s night’s Iowa caucus.

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Mackowiak said last night was a good night for Mitt Romney, who narrowly won the caucus with 8 votes more than opponent Rick Santorum. He said that the two candidates who could pose a challenge to him, Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich, had poor showings, while the two stronger performers, Santorum and Ron Paul, probably won’t pose a serious challenge to him. Mackowiak also said that, while Santorum had a good showing in this caucus, it could be very difficult for him to win the nomination:

“It’s so hard to go from where he [Santorum] is right now, which is a campaign that was volunteer-based, that was very local, that was small, but effective in Iowa…and scale that up.”

Mackowiak said that in Iowa, it’s not so much about winning the caucus as it is surviving the caucus. He said that Michelle Bachmann may possibly drop out, as well as Perry, who has gone back to Austin to “re-assess” his campaign.

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