Thursday, January 10, 2008

The Politico: Romney may give up on South Carolina

Mitt Romney, who has had staff in the Palmetto State since last summer in his effort to be the GOP front-runner, is now considering not contesting the 1/19 primary. Assuming this is accurate, this could be shrewd if the S.C. fight is thus between McCain and Huckabee -- Romney is no doubt hoping for Huckabee to knock off McCain, and then to use his superior resources to beat Huckabee. It is, however, an admission of defeat. Romney has been contesting the S.C. primary all along. Now that he's lost two that previously everyone thought he was going to win, he's trying to change the game. It might work, but I do wonder what kind of "medal" do you get for dropping out of a primary?

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