The Invisible Primary, 10/1

Tracking the GOP race to 2012

Rick Santorum finally made his much-anticipated trip to Iowa today, telling the audience at an event hosted by the American Future Fund that he wants a role in the GOP's future--whatever that role may be; Tim Pawlenty launched his Freedom First PAC today; he also compared Democratic health care proposals to "a manure spreader in a wind storm"; Mike Huckabee asked how the U.S. would feel if Bejamin Netanyahu tried to tell New Yorkers who could live in the Bronx; and Newt Gingrich's group stripped a strip-club owner of its "Entrepreneur of the Year" award, which has been getting doled out a bit dubiously anyway.