Mitt Romney won the New Hampshire primary. Which wasn’t unexpected, just a first for any incumbant in the GOP primary race (to win Iowa and New Hampshire back-to-back).
Ron Paul came in second*. Which means he’s the candidate for the others to beat from here on out. However, the libertarians who normally vote for the libertarian candidates were able to vote in New Hampshire since independent voters are allowed. That means in states where it’s purely GOP, will Ron Paul do well? My guess is not as well as he did in New Hampshire or other states that have a more liberal GOP viewpoint. Florida will make or break Ron Paul (which is where Romney is again showing pretty good numbers vs Ron Paul).
Huntsman pulled third, which basically means he dashed Newt Gingrich’s chances at contesting Ron Paul’s lead for second. Rick Santorum did poorly, but we knew he might. Which goes to prove my previous analysis – Santorum does not have enough money, momentum or popularity to win the primary.
Again, it’s all Romney’s to lose. However, I see him as a much better campaigner with a stronger message being delivered than the other candidates. He’s the veteran here. Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich have a scattered approach, and not a lot of focus on any one thing. Huntsman is too moderate. Santorum is done unless he comes in second in South Carolina.
On that same note, I just got involved in a baking swap with people from the Seraph Inn forums. I’m kinda nervous and excited all at once – it’s basically free baked goods for a few months (save the one I have to bake something and mail it to the others).
Also, if you have a SoundCloud account, find M C Khan and add me. Then send me a note saying, “Hey, this is me,” so I can add you to my friends. That way, I can share with you the many house remixes I’ve made for DJing. You might like them.