George C. Grimaldis shares a post from thedailywhat:
Breaking News of the Day: In one of the closest candidate-selection races in US history, Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney switched places several times during the night, but a down-to-the-wire photo finish put the former Governor of Massachusetts ahead by a virtual-tie margin of 8 votes in Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucus.
To put that in perspective, over 122,000 people turned out to vote.
Among the other candidates, Ron Paul’s all-in campaign landed him in third place ahead of Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry, and Michele Bachmann, respectively. John Huntsman, who is putting all his eggs in New Hampshire, was absent from the caucuses, and subsequently came in last.
Though none of the candidates behind Santorum and Romney officially stepped down, Perry said he would be returning to Texas to reassess his campaign, and Michele Bachmann’s campaign manager Keith Nahigian told the AP his boss may quit.
In other news, Marcus Bachmann spent yesterday buying doggie sunglasses: