11/28/2011 12:58 pm ET

Romney Makes Social Media Integral Part Of Iowa Campaign

For decades, Iowans have said their important role in selecting presidential nominees is justified because they get personally engaged with the candidates, look them in the eye, size them up and render their yea or nay verdict.

This election cycle may be different.

The candidates leading in Iowa are not those who have visited the state most often; in fact, those candidates are at the bottom of the heap. Instead, the GOP leaders in Iowa are those who have used social media - Facebook, Twitter and other platforms - most effectively.

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