This is the sort of thing candidates normally say when it’s two weeks before the caucuses and they’re down 10 points in the polls. Doom is impending, so you shift to damage-control mode in hopes that the media won’t write your political obituary before New Hampshire gives you a shot at redemption.
What are we to make of a “soft” frontrunner who’s flirting with that sort of damage control five months before Iowa votes?
Also: What if he’s right? What if Iowa doesn’t much matter?