WILTON, Iowa (AP) -- The Iowa caucuses are up for grabs with just
10 weeks to go until the leadoff contest of the 2012 Republican
Iowa voters are hardly surging toward former Massachusetts Gov.
Mitt Romney, who's essentially been running for the White House
since losing the caucuses in 2008.
So far, none of his opponents has emerged as the consensus
candidate of conservatives, as former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee
did in winning Iowa four years ago.
Romney sees an opening in Iowa, but Texas Gov. Rick Perry hopes
to block it.
But Perry faces challenges on the right from Minnesota Rep.
Michele Bachmann and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.
Businessman Herman Cain is a wild card, with little organization
in Iowa and new doubts about his opposition to abortion rights.