Will it become a race or a romp?

Bill Ritter's daily take on the news.

January 11, 2012 12:51:49 PM PST
It could be a fascinating rest of the month for the Republican Presidential candidates.

The Iowa Caucuses and the New Hampshire Primary are now history - with Mitt Romney winning both - and the primaries in South Carolina and Florida will be over by month's end.

And so too might the candidacies of several would-be nominees.

Which is why Romney's "your attacks didn't work in New Hampshire and maybe you should stop them" might sound good to a negative-ad-weary Republican voter base, but it won't much resonate with peeps like Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry, whose campaigns could very well die by the time February rolls around.

We'll have the latest from the campaign trail, tonight at 11.

Also at 11, we're following the strange but constant developments in Iran, where they're developing nuclear capabilities and where today a leading Iranian scientist was killed.

The U.S. was quick to insist it had nothing to do with the murder.

But others were less rapid in their response.

Like Israel. No denials so far, and a "no comment" from the foreign ministry.

And one high-ranking Israeli military leader said on his Facebook page, "I don't know who settled a score with the Iranian scientist, but I am certainly not shedding a tear."

Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan was a chemistry maven and director of the Natanz uranium enrichment facility in central Iran.

Reports today said two men on a motorcycle attached a magnetic bomb to Roshan's car - killing Roshan and his driver.

Was this some sort of "inside job?" Hard to know, but if he's an important part of Iran's nuclear program, why would he be killed? We just don't know, yet.

But we'll have the latest tonight at 11.

And we're taking a closer look at the newest facelift procedure - using ultrasound. No cutting, no invasive surgery, no nothing. It's painful at the time, but the second the ultrasound wand goes away -- no pain. Michelle Charlesworth looks at whether it works or not, and whether its works or not.

We'll also have any breaking news of the night, plus Meteorologist Lee Goldberg with his AccuWeather forecast, and Rob Powers with the night's sports. I hope you can join Sade Baderinwa and me, tonight at 11.


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