Opening Act: President Paul

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Dec. 20 2011 8:13 AM

Opening Act: President Paul

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Republican presidential candidate Texas Rep. Ron Paul participates in a GOP presidential debate in Sioux City, Iowa, Thursday, December 15, 2011. AFP PHOTO / Pool / Eric Gay (Photo credit should read ERIC GAY/AFP/Getty Images)

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My story from last night: What would happen if Ron Paul won Iowa?

Jonathan Martin went after the same subject, taking the "angry quotes from dismissive Republicans" route.

“Mortal,” said Doug Gross, a leading Republican lawyer and Branstad adviser, when asked how severe the wound of a Paul win would be.
“I think a Paul win would be devastating for the state of Iowa and the caucus process,” added Sam Clovis, an influential talk radio host in Northwest Iowa who endorsed Rick Santorum Monday.
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Meanwhile: Hey, Democrats! Occupy the Iowa caucuses!

David Weigel, a former Slate politics reporter, is a reporter for Bloomberg Politics

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