Nevada as expected with an unprecedented and overwhelming show of support from Mormon voters
. Does the latter matter? Some say yes
. It is probably not the second paragraph of the news stories Romney wanted but his larger problem is that few will buy that a "win" in uncontested Nevada makes up for a third or fourth place showing in SC. There aren't too many more states which will be uncontested but there are a lot of contested ones, especially in the South, and explaining why he can't win in a southern state which is actually more diverse than many of the February 5 states will take every once of spin the Romney camp has in them. McCain and Ron Paul are in a battle
for second in Nevada, by the way.
UPDATE: The Romney team emails are back to silly Olympic medal counts touting the Nevada win. (Didn't their guy say he was uninterested in getting a gold star on his forehead like a first grader? Not operative this week I guess.) In Romney-ese that means two uncontested caucus "wins" plus Michigan give them three gold medals to go with two silvers (in normal parlance known as "losses" to Huckabee and McCain). I do agree with this
take that if McCain wins today, Florida will be the last place for McCain's opponents to stop him.