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Decision 2012 / Iowa Caucuses #1014855

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 04, 2012
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The outcome of the Iowa caucuses with Mitt Romney winning by 8 votes over Rick Santorum reported; scenes shown of the different front page options for the “Des Moines Register.”

(Manchester, New Hampshire: Peter Alexander) Romney’s narrow victory featured; scenes shown of him at a combative town hall in New Hampshire. [Political analyst Stuart ROTHENBERG†- notes many conservatives will not embrace Romney.] [Senator John McCAIN – endorses Romney.] [Opponents Newt GINGRICH, Jon HUNTSMAN – criticize Romney.] The status of Ron Paul’s campaign noted.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Representative Michele Bachmann’s withdrawal from the race and Texas Governor Rick Perry’s decision to stay in reported.

(Manchester, New Hampshire: Andrea Mitchell) Santorum’s new status as a real contender featured; details given about his background; family photos shown. [SANTORUM – comments on his campaign; talks about his special needs daughter.] [Monday, SANTORUM – comments on bringing home his deceased baby.]

(Studio: Brian Williams; Manchester: Chuck Todd; Washington: David Gregory) The impact of the outcome in Iowa on Romney’s campaign, how Santorum needs to proceed and the grueling calendar for the candidates discussed.

Williams, Brian;
Alexander, Peter;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Todd, Chuck;
Gregory, David

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