Chris Cillizza has more on Sam Brownback's decision to leave this here race and who his leaving might benefit.



The Romney campaign's first Iowa web ad begins Friday:

Script For "Our Home" (TV:30):

ANN ROMNEY: "We have five boys – five boys and ten grandkids. Big family.

"Mitt says his greatest success is being able to say 'I have been a good father, and a good husband.'

"Sometimes I'd be home with those five boys, and it was rough.

"He'd call home and remind me that what I was doing was much more important than what he was doing.

"Mitt says there's no work more important than what goes on within the four walls of the American home. And that's the way it was in our home.

"I'm Ann Romney."



Speaking of: Insider Advantage's Matt Towery wonders whether South Carolina will wind up being for Mitt Romney what West Virginia was for John Kennedy in 1960: "In the 1960 race, West Virginia was viewed as a crucial test of how seriously his Roman Catholic faith affected Kennedy’s election chances. Kennedy won the West Virginia primary and went on to the presidency."

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