By Kyle | January 31, 2012
So says this economist about tonight’s results. I find it odd that people apparently keep switching their votes between two very well-known quantities. What substantive information has emerged about either of them in the last couple of weeks? And yet Mitt went from plus 20 in South Carolina to losing by 12; then was losing in Florida and is now going to win easily. A Florida victory means that Romney will then inevitably vault over Gingrich, who holds a narrow lead in national polls. It’s almost like voters mark their ballots in accordance with the most recent impression made on them.
The outcome isn’t seriously in doubt here, is it? Newt is hurting the party, and maybe himself, by fighting so fiercely in a race he initially entered as a lark. As a direct result, Romney’s negatives have skyrocketed, but there might be time for them to settle down a bit after primary season winds up. Newt should drop out, soon.