Morning Must Reads: Stretch

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President Obama is introduced by Chicago Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel at a Democratic Party fundraiser in Chicago on April 14. (REUTERS/Jason Reed)

In particular, whoever wins Iowa — likely Tim Pawlenty or Haley Barbour — will become the surging non-Romney candidate, knocking out most of the others. That leaves a two-person race in which Romney fights to (maybe) hold onto Northeastern states like New Hampshire, while his opponent chalks up easy wins throughout the South and the heartland.

That’s a tough road for Romney.

What he needs instead is an Iowa winner whom the Republican Party will rally to destroy. Romney needs a wingnut.

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