Romney’s Strategery: Ignoring Iowa?
At this point four years ago, Mitt Romney’s television commercials had been running here for 13 weeks. His campaign headquarters, bustling with activity, provided one of the best jobs around for Republican operatives. He fought hard to win the Iowa Straw Poll, an early test of organizing, and he did.
This year, there are no commercials, no bulging payroll and no headquarters at all. And he has yet to signal whether he will treat Iowa with deference (as he did in 2008) or indifference (as some advisers have urged him to do).
Romney may have decided to not give a lot of effort in Iowa, which rejected him last time in lieu of Huckabee, and try and score a big New Hampshire victory.