Romney wins. Yawn.

11 Jan

Not much of a surprise.

Mitt Romney has won the New Hampshire primary.

That gives him back-to-back victories in the first two contests of the presidential nominating season.

On to South Carolina.

Newt Gingrich had suggested Romney would need to win with 50 percent of the vote, though that was way off the mark.

Typical Newt.

By the way, Ron Paul was second, followed by Jon Huntsman, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum.

Romney doesn’t have an easy road ahead.

The other candidates can be expected to keep hitting on his corporate background at Bain Capital and his tendency toward verbal stumbles that
create self-inflicted wounds.

First he says he knows what it’s like to fear losing a job and then, in a remark clipped from a comment about his support for the ability to choose
an insurance company, that he likes “being able to fire people.”

Typical Mitt.

When he gets to South Carolina he’ll find all his “friends” there waiting for him.

That includes Newt Gingrich, who has abandoned all pretense of a positive campaign in New Hampshire and trained all of his focus on attacking
Romney.

The pro-Gingrich super PAC has spent over $3 million on South Carolina airtime for a 27-minute attack documentary about Romney’s Bain record
that depicts him as a soulless corporate raider without regard for the middle-class voters he is targeting.

Rick Santorum, meanwhile, will be aiming to pull the support of the state’s many social and Christian conservatives behind him.

And Rick Perry, who’s been in South Carolina all week getting a jump-start on the effort, has already made clear he’s eager to draw as much
blood from Romney as he goes.

And so it goes.
On and one.

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