A well-researched piece over at New Republic by Noam Scheiber, by way of ABC news, surprisingly, is in favor of Gov. Romney. Laying out the steady advantages of Gov. Romney, including a well-funded war chest a good positioning going into super Tuesday:
Romney has no such problems (social conservative issues like Rudy, conservative issues like McCain and Huckabee). While grassroots evangelicals may have their doubts about him, the elite portion of the movement likes him just fine. Supply-siders seem swayed by his businessman cred while the hawks take comfort in his obsession with doubling Guantanomo and jihadist caliphates…
…The biggest risk to Romney is a fourth-place finish in South Carolina, which raises questions about his viability and sends him limping into Florida. That’s probably why you see Romney continuing to run ads there even though he’s ostensibly conceded the state.
Short of that, I’d say his prospects look pretty good — or as good as they can in a race this wide open.
Further, several scenarios are played out for Gov. Romney, all of which look quite nice. Tomorrow, Nevada will once again put the West of the United States back on the map and weigh in on their opinion of the GOP. Gov. Romney is well-positioned for Michigan encore. And of course, it goes without saying that Nevada has 10 more delegates at stake (34) than South Carolina (24) which you would think had been relocated to the center of the universe according the the MSM.