Con­grat­u­la­tions are in order for Rick San­torum. The former Penn­syl­vania sen­ator rose from the ranks of the polit­ical dead Tuesday night to come within eight votes of a first-​​place Iowa finish. Saying he defied expec­ta­tions could be the biggest under­state­ment of the 2012 elec­tion cycle so far.

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