Too Little, Too Late? Santorum Declared Iowa Caucus Winner

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 Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum arrives for a press conference on January 19, 2012 in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. According to certified results released, he won the Iowa caucus.
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Friday South Carolina will hold the "First in the South" primary. Since 1980 the victor of the South Carolina primary has gone on to win the presidential nomination. But the Palmetto State is sharing the limelight this morning with the Hawkeye State as the miscount in Iowa has skewed the results of the first GOP caucus. Rick Santorum is now declared the winner of the Iowa Caucus by a small margin of 34 votes. But in the end does it really matter?

Cody Brown is Rick Santorum’s Iowa campaign manager. Steffen Schmidt is a professor of political science at Iowa State University and a blogger for WNYC’s politics website It’s a Free Country.