Mitt Romney easily won the Nevada caucus with 48 % of the vote. Gingrich was a distant second 23% and Ron Paul was third with 19%. These results were expected and the large number of Mormon voters in Nevada probably supported Romney. I think that there is little doubt that Romney will be the eventual nominee, though Gingrich and especially Paul will continue the fight.
Meanwhile, an increasing number of voters are coming to prefer a third choice. As Reuters reports,
He won’t be in this Sunday’s Super Bowl and his Denver Broncos are already 50-to-1 longshots for next year’s National Football League title, but if Tim Tebow swapped the pigskin for politics, he just might be a shoo-in for the White House.
Asked which NFL playoff quarterback they would choose for president of the United States in the coming election, more than one in four voters go for Tebow, according to the results of a new Reuters/Ipsos poll of likely voters released on Friday.
Tebow’s success on the field in the past few months helped to make him a media sensation as he turned a struggling Denver Broncos team around. His open and oft-professed religious faith gained him huge support in the evangelical community.
Of course he has never run anything in his life and has no executive experience, but then neither did Obama. It would be hard to argue that Tebow could do a worse job than Obama, and he is certainly more appealing than Romney.
- Romney Takes Nevada (alan.com)
- Mitt Romney Scores Another Win In Nevada Caucus (mtv.com)
- Romney wins big in Nevada (thehill.com)