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Decision 2012 / Iowa Caucuses #1014375

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 03, 2012
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Tonight's Iowa Republican caucuses introduced.

(Des Moines: Andrea Mitchell) The unpredictable Republican race updated; scenes shown of Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum and Rick Perry campaigning on caucus day, Romney evading the reporter; attack ads aimed at Newt Gingrich from Romney’s PAC shown. [GINGRICH – says Romney is a liar.] [Senator John THUNE†- says candidates deal with pressure in different ways.] [Former “Des Moines Register” political columnist David YEPSEN†- says the negative ads have had a huge impact.] [SANTORUM – defends bringing his baby home after he died.] [PERRY – campaigns.] [Wife Ann ROMNEY – comments on Mitt.] Michele Bachmann’s last place position in the polls noted.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Johnston, Iowa: Ron Mott) How the caucus process works reviewed.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Des Moines: Chuck Todd) The issues of electability and ideology in this Iowa race featured; details recalled about Mike Huckabee’s victory in 2008.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Des Moines: David Gregory) The impact on the race of the outcome for Romney featured.

Williams, Brian;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Mott, Ron;
Todd, Chuck;
Gregory, David

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