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The problem, said the former Arkansas governor and 2008 Iowa caucus winner, is that Perry’s Saturday kickoff in South Carolina shows disrespect to the Iowa process. “It’s a tactical blunder “¦ The people of Iowa work very hard to make the straw poll the biggest political moment in the summer,” Huckabee said. – Mike Huckabee: Rick Perry timing ‘bad form,’ ‘tactical blunder’

…and they’re off.

Bachmann one, Romney zip. …somebody obviously told him “people” liked the Mitt on the soap box.

Pawlenty enters a challenge that if you can find any plan from Obama, I’ll come cook you dinner or do your lawn, though it’s limited to 1 acre for Mitt Romney.

This is just weird.

…and Bret Baier, well, words escape me.

UPDATE: Okay, so Newt was on his game, plenty of make-up and might have even lost a couple of pounds. Tim Pawlenty is on the mat; that fit of his with Bachmann was brutal. Bachmann gave another strong debate performance, which should make her team fell good. Byron York’s question about being subservient was a doozy, but there were quite a few low blow questions. As for Mitt Romney, I hope Mr. Perry took a long, hard look, because he’s not going to walk away with the nomination if slick Mitt has anything to say about it. This guy wants this and he’s not going to go quietly. Jon Huntsman isn’t a Republican by today’s standards. Biggest loser: Bret Baier, who was way out of his league.