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In an NRO interview, Iowa’s governor previews the caucuses:

“Obviously, a lot of people think that Ron Paul will be in the top three,” Branstad says. “Whether he wins it or not, I’m not sure. In the end, this is going to be a ‘beat expectations’ game. What Romney tried to do is lower expectations, but he needs to finish in the top three, too, or he could hurt himself in New Hampshire.” Gingrich, for his part, needs to overcome his abruptly organized Iowa campaign. “He’s surged in the polls, but a lot of people are concerned that he doesn’t have the organization, that he doesn’t have people to speak for him at the caucus sites.”

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