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Iowa to launch 2012 White House war

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Judgment day dawned for Republican contenders vying to take on Barack Obama in November’s presidential election, with a pivotal vote in Iowa Tuesday likely to dramatically winnow the field of contenders.

The mostly rural heartland state’s caucus is the first formal vote of the war for the White House against the backdrop of a sour, job-hungry US economy that weighs heavily on the embattled Obama’s bid for a second term.

Frontrunner Mitt Romney on Tuesday focused his last minute attacks on the Democratic president, amid polls suggesting good chances of a win here.

“His lack of experience is not just a lack of experience in foreign policy, it’s a lack of experience as a leader,” Romney said early Tuesday.