A decisive entry into the race and a "shock and awe" approach has benefited the former Florida governor .
Romney's exit clears some space for others.
Everyone will run in Iowa, and some will stumble badly.
A former secretary of state and a freshman senator guide us through a dangerous world.
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Authentically bland is not so bad.
The public, especially Republicans, want a tougher commander in chief
Sanctions passed: Who wins and who loses?
The president gets unhinged over an invite to Netanyahu.
Making attacks stick in a big field is tough