The polls close in most places in Florida now – in the panhandle they’ll close at 8 Eastern.
Political pundits are predicting a “big” Romney win in FL. I haven’t been following the polling numbers closely, but apparently there’s been a double digit shift to Romney in the last week. Here’s Drudge’s headline:
This perhaps will be the most interesting primary yet, considering Florida’s primaries – unlike the previous three this year – are “closed” which means that only Republicans can vote in the Republican primary (same same for Dems, obviously).
Please use this thread to post your thoughts on tonight’s primary results, and on the overall state of the GOP race.
Let me just state for the record that a year ago I did not imagine – couldn’t imagine – that we’d be sitting here with Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney being the frontrunners for the nomination. How on earth did we get to this point??
You can watch the results as they come in here.
Update – 8:10 PM: As predicted, Romney has won the Florida primary – pretty handily, in fact (results are still coming in – the gap may narrow a bit). Will be interesting to see how many pundits keep saying that a Mitt win means it’s “over” for Newt when just a week or more ago they were talking about how Romney had suffered a “huge setback” in SC …