The Iowa caucus’s are coming upon Republican’s….
The Florida Republican Governor seems to be burning out against a strong upwind for Nikki Haley….
Nikki Haley may have stepped in it with a joke at a New Hampshire town hall that Iowa “starts it” and the Granite State corrects it. But it may be that for her competitor, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Iowa actually ends it. He has more at stake than anyone else in the state where his campaign has invested more than anyone else.
DeSantis has to hope that some combination of weather-induced low turnout, an overperforming ground operation and massive polling error lead to a shockingly strong finish for him. Otherwise, the governor is going to have to drop out or limp on as an afterthought.
Even if DeSantis holds off Haley but finishes a distant second to Donald Trump, it will effectively be the end of the line.