Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Romney Wins Florida. What's Next?

Romney's victory in Florida (by about 15% over Gingrich) is significant. In the end, Romney's focused, aggressive and issue based campaign attracted undecided voters and undercut Gingrich's base of support. The pressure on Gingrich to withdraw from the race will now grow significantly. While he has stated that he intends to continue forwards to super tuesday (early march), the importance of the fact that his Florida performance was so disappointing cannot be understated. As anyone who has ever lived in Florida knows, Florida Republicans are conservative. Gingrich's campaign narrative would therefore have expected success in the state (or at least a much closer outcome). 

The size of Romney's victory should give Gingrich a cause for pause.

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