Mitt Romney easily won the Nevada Caucuses Saturday night. It was not really a surprise as Nevada went very heavily for Romney in 2008 over John McCain. Nevada has a sizable Mormon population as well.
Romney has now won the first back to back victories of the Republican Primary. After losing Iowa and South Carolina he has now stormed back to take Florida and Nevada by double digits.
Newt Gingrich who last month looked poised to challenge Romney in all the Primary states is playing catchup. Although he says that he believes by the time the Texas primary rolls around he will most likely have “frontrunner” status.
He told supporter after the results were known,
“There are some very big differences evolving in this campaign as we move forward. I believe the vast majority of Republicans across the country are going to want an alternative to a Massachusetts moderate.”
The next States to vote are Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri and Maine. Gingrich does have considerable strength in Colorado and Missouri.
Romney has starting acting less and less like he is in a primary fight and more and more like a nominee. He reserved all the criticism in his victory speech for President Obama.
He told supporters,
“America needs a president who can fix the economy because he understands the economy, and I do, and I will. [Obama] should be apologizing to America. [He]demonizes and denigrates almost every sector of our economy.”
“This president’s misguided policies made these tough times last longer.”
Do you think Romney is going to be the Republican Nominee? Do you think it is bad for America if he is?
Watch a video of his victory speech.