The Establishment speaks. He’s not running, but he’s not sitting the race out either.
Our takes where Romney’s headed, how Paul did it, and what happened to Huntsman. In case you missed it: Delusions and neck tattoos.
Take a hint! Mitt Romney has won both the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, but only Michele Bachmann has dropped out. Here’s why the rest of them might be hanging on…
His “ticket to ride” is a ticket home.
The Texas conservative and Utah squish are unlikely pals. Even if they disagree on climate change, religion.
After 170 events in New Hampshire, he’s never once been interrupted by protesters, campaign says. McKay Coppins and Zeke Miller report from Manchester.
The candidate’s victory speech was booked at a small bar in downtown Manchester—before anyone thought it would be major news event. Now reporters are searching for outlets.
Polls in New Hampshire close in less than # hours, and while we know Mitt Romney will win tonight, a lot remains unsettled.
Jon Huntsman Sr. is a billionaire, and he’s thought to have spent a couple million on Jr.’s campaign. If Huntsman does well tonight, he could spend a lot more. But a source close to the family says, “the house credit line is not unlimited.”
Jon Huntsman strongly backed cap-and-trade legislation to stop global warming. In 2007 he cut an ad, with Arnold Schwarzenegger, calling for Congress to cap carbon emissions. In the 2008 Utah Governor’s debate, he said he would strongly support cap and trade legislation. But Huntsman has reversed his position and told Sean Hannity last year he only supported the policy because everyone was doing it at the time.
The Utahn is closing, his supporters believe, but maybe not fast enough.
So much for “Huntsmentum.” (Via TPM)
Privately, aides are much less confident.
Paul campaign chairman Jesse Benton wouldn’t want you to throw your vote away.
So if you were wondering about Jon Huntsman’s taste in food or music, wonder no longer.
Trying to keep expectations down, money up. “Best fundraising day ever,” says Miller.
Huntsman hurls his sharpest attack yet at Romney, and says the frontrunner doesn’t put his “country first.” Hey that’s John McCain’s line!
A messy food fight leaves no standout.
Mary Anne, Liddy, and Abby’s live Twitter coverage of the NBC News-Facebook Republican debate had little substance, but it was entertaining enough. Even better than hot water and honey.
Scared? Or just trying to steal some votes?
Everybody is out for blood, mostly Mitt’s.
Paul supporters claim a “false flag” trick behind an offensive video. Huntsman aide challenges the central piece of evidence for the claim.
The other day we gave you a breakdown of the sons Romney. Today we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the daughters of Republican hopeful Jon Huntsman.
The video from Ron Paul’s backers in New Hampshire — nad not the official campaign — features the former U.S. Ambassador to China speaking Chinese, and asks, “American values? Or Chinese?” It also attacks him for having adopted two of his children.
In this 2008 Fox News interview, Jon Huntsman Sr. was all out for Mitt Romney. This year, he’s thought to be backing the Super PAC attacking Romney.
“We found your one Iowa voter.” Ouch.
Political twitter becomes a firehose on nights like last night. Here’s some of what you missed.