Mitt Romney scored a decisive victory over rival Rick Santorum last night in the Iowa Caucuses, winning by a whopping 8 votes. That should give him plenty of momentum to carry into the New Hampshire Primary next week.
It seems Romney had the fortunate position of being everyone's second choice. Most of the other leading candidates could have beaten him in a one-to-one contest, but in the current free-for-all, Romney wins, in effect, by losing. While the other Republicans divided the ABM (Anyone But Mitt) vote, perennial bridesmaid Romney sashays to the fore.
Of course, this is good and bad news. The former Massachusetts governor and reigning flip-flop champion is the only GOP candidate who could seriously take on Obama, but also the only one who's remotely qualified to serve as president.
Besides, think how much fun it will be to say "Romney the Nom'nee."