Mitt Romney was declared the winner of the New Hampshire primary as soon as the polls closed tonight. As I'm writing this, there are less than 20 percent of the votes counted but Romney has 35.5 percent. His next closest opponent, Ron Paul this time, has less than 25%. Jon Huntsman, who staked his campaign on New Hampshire, is third with 17 percent. Newt Gingrich is fourth right now but Rick Santorum is gaining and is breathing down the giant spider's neck. But Rick Perry. Rick Perry! Will he go back to Texas this time and stay there? He has less than 1 percent of the vote. This photo reminds me of Perry's chances of winning the nomination. Dead on the ground.
Perry is barely ahead of Buddy Roemer, a former Louisiana governor you may have heard about. Or maybe not.
And Michele Bachman and Herman Cain . . both of whom have pulled out of the race . . . are still getting votes.
By the way, Mitt is giving his victory speech and spouting lies about Barack Obama. He's on his way. To defeat. And back to the private sector to gain joy by firing more American workers.