Nevada and South Carolina Wrap-Upby Kevin Boyd
Well, on the Republican side Mitt Romney won Nevada (uncontested) and John McCain won South Carolina.
The Republican race finally narrows with departure of Duncan Hunter and the probable departure of Fred Thompson after his third place finish in South Carolina.
Now for the rest:
John McCain: He has the momentum going into Florida. Basically, if McCain wins Florida, he’ll win the nomination.
Mitt Romney: Romney’s three golds as he likes to portray them have a bit of tarnish to them. Two of them (Wyoming and Nevada) were uncontested for all intents and purposes. Furthermore, the Wyoming Caucus was dominated by party hacks who are mostly supporting Romney. Plus, Romney was the native son in Michigan. However, his poor showing in South Carolina shows that Romney’s support is very weak in the South. Florida is probably do or die for Romney.
Mike Huckabee: He’s dead but he probably doesn’t realize it.
Rudy Giuliani: He wins Florida, he’s still alive. He loses Florida, he’s dead.
Ron Paul: Despite winning 2nd in Nevada, Ron Paul is still dead.
Now for the Democrats, Nevada was so close that it was probably not important in the long term scheme of things. South Carolina will determine the momentum going into Super Tuesday.