Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Romney Wins New Hampshire Primary - Is it a Wrap?

Results for New Hampshire Republican Primary (U.S. Presidential Primary)
Jan 10, 2012 (95% of precincts reporting)
1. Mitt Romney95,66939.4%
2. Ron Paul55,45522.8%
3. Jon Huntsman40,90316.8%
4. Newt Gingrich22,9219.4%
5. Rick Santorum22,7089.3%
6. Rick Perry
7. Michele Bachmann

There are 4 primaries in January, (Iowa Caucus, New Hampshire Primary, South Carolina Primary and Florida Primary), 6 in February (Nevada Caucus, Maine Caucus, Minnesota Caucus, Colorado Caucus, Colorado Caucus, Michigan Primary and Arizona Primary), and 1 in March (Washington State Caucus) ALL BEFORE the so-called "Super Tuesday" primary election on March 6, 2012:  Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Florida.  Mitt Romney has just made history by becoming the first Republican nominee to win both Iowa and New Hampshire.  Now he heads into South Carolina which is a state heavily populated with Christian Evangelicals who may not be as receptive to a Mormon like Romney as Iowa and New Hampshire both were.  Moreover, candidates Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum have been hammering Romney with negative TV ads in South Carolina for weeks.  Nevertheless, there's no denying that in politics, momentum can be contagious in attracting other voters so given the fact that Romney has now picked up 2 states in a row we are left with one question:

Is it a wrap?
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