With Rick Santorum being declared the winner of the Iowa Caucus and Newt Gingrich taking South Carolina the battle for the republican nomination has been blown wide open. As a result Mitt Romney is no longer the defacto candidate. With no clear front runner, this race could become a long slow slog to the finish. If this happens will a shared loathing of President Obama’s policies be enough to unite the party or will some abstain? Only time will tell.