Following his 15-point victory in the New Hampshire primary, some in the media have hailed Mitt Romney as the new GOP superman. Romney won the Granite State with 38 percent of the vote, followed by Ron Paul at 23 percent, and Jon Huntsman at just below 17 percent. Everyone else finished in single digits.
Romney’s share of the vote, while impressive, is not is roughly the same as John Kerry’s in 2004 and John McCain’s in 2008. As with his showing in Iowa, his results barely nudged above the 32 percent he won four years ago.
The Romney-Huntsman juggernaut made the New Hampshire primary the high water mark of the RINO insurgency.
It is the state that favored John McCain over George W. Bush in 2000,