Election 2012 Can Anyone Stop Romney?

Political professionals talk about tickets out of the Iowa caucuses as if everyone boards the same train. Not so.

Lars Tunbjork for TIME

Iowa Caucus story

After a photo finish in the first real voting of the 2012 Republican nomination process, the surviving candidates had very different rides awaiting them. Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, winner on Jan. 3 by the unlikely margin of eight votes--remember that number, for it speaks volumes about Romney's situation--climbed onto the front-runner express with a tank full of money and a club car packed with very important friends.

However, with 3 out of 4 participating Iowans voting for someone else, Romney may be in for a rough road ahead. Next up is New Hampshire, Romney's home away from home. He has...

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