What New Hampshire Will Tell Us

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 and is filed under Blog

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A few things, actually.

One is that Mitt Romney needs to finish above 30% or face more stories that tell us what we already know: Republican voters wish they had more choices than are being presented to them.

It will also confirm that Rick Santorum has no play outside of Iowa. In fact, I think it is time Republican primary voters (and campaigns!) completely ignore Iowa. It means nothing. New Hampshire isn’t that far behind. As I noted last week, the real race begins in South Carolina. How folks finish there will dictate the rest of the race.

Newt is still alive thanks to casino mogul Sheldon Adelson. $5 million is a lot of money and the campaign with the most money (or the campaign with the biggest Super PACs in this case) and goes deepest automatically becomes the anti-Romney. Newt may just be off life support, his finish tonight notwithstanding.

Rick Perry needs to do something. ASAP.  He’s calling South Carolina his Alamo. I think I would have picked a different word picture for my supporters. Great story of patriotism, bad ending for those involved.

Ron Paul was never a factor. Sorry. He has a very small base of Republican voters. The rest of anti-war lefties.