Hume: ‘No outcome’ in Iowa can stop Romney [VIDEO]

Jeff Poor Media Reporter
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On Monday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” veteran political reporter Brit Hume declared that the Iowa results on Tuesday night probably won’t change former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s position as the front-runner in the 2012 Republican nomination race.

“I don’t see a scenario, an outcome here which would really disturb Mitt Romney’s position in the race as the man to beat,” Hume said. “No outcome that I can envision would really do that. If he wins, he wins — that helps him.”

Hume explained why a win in Iowa from either of Romney’s two closest competitors — Texas Rep. Ron Paul and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum — won’t change the state of the race going forward.

“If Ron Paul wins, that’s sort of a nullity. He is not going anywhere,” Hume said. “If Rick Santorum, who is surging now, wins, he could be with us a while but, you know, Romney — as the pace of the campaign quickens now, you have you got a lot of states that you have to campaign [in] at once. You need organization. You need money. You need advertising. You need a lot of things, and it’s hard to get on the strength of a single state’s victory.”


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