Saturday, February 11, 2012

It’s Mitt by a Nosehair

The Maine Caucuses are history, the votes are counted, and Mitt Romney won the day by 194 votes.

That is face-saving for the Romney campaign, but a victory it is not. Ron Paul, Ron Paul was his chief competitor and he just barely edged him. Ron Paul nearly won a New England state, a state that should have gone to Mitt Romney in a romp. Ron Paul, a southerner, a Texan, nearly carried Maine.

And get this, it’s even worse. A caucus was cancelled in one county, a very conservative county, on account of bad weather. The margin could have been even tighter.

So for Romney, it’s a victory, and a defeat all rolled up into one.

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