It seems hard to believe Iowa and New Hampshire were getting the cold shoulder at this point in 2007 from Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama - but maybe they were.
Four years ago on this date, Clinton was in New York - like Gingrich was on Monday - unveiling plans for a subprime mortgage bailout plan.
Four years ago, Barack Obama was getting ready to pack the University of South Carolina football stadium for an endorsement by Oprah Winfrey.
Four years ago, Quinnipiac University released polls which should make us think twice about what we think we know about the 2012 race for the White House right now.
"These Democratic primary numbers are a good indication that despite the tight three-way race in Iowa, the fight for the nomination is not very close and that Sen. Clinton's lead remains very large and deep," said Quinnipiace's Peter A. Brown.
Hmmmm. Didn't work out that way.
On the GOP side, Quinnipiac found that "Rudolph Giuliani leads the Republican pack in each state."
Hmmmm. Didn't turn out that way either.
Four weeks might not sound like much time, but there is a lot of water that can still go under the bridge for the 2012 Elections.