It’s not a question of whether Mitt Romney will win tonight’s Florida primary, but by how much. The Romney camp is confident he can win by a margin greater than Newt Gingrich’s in South Carolina. If he does, that will renew calls for the party to coalesce around the former Massachusetts governor. But are they dancing in the end zone before they’ve scored the touchdown? If this race ends up closer than we think, those old questions about Romney are going to return and Newt will have valid reason to stay in the race and fight on until Super Tuesday, when several Southern states vote. On Hardball last night, we got into why Newt won’t quit. Here’s Politico’s take on that subject today.
Nate Silver’s forecast model in The New York Times predicts a whopping 15-point Romney victory tonight.
The image of House Republicans has taken a dive over the past year, meaning President Obama will have traction when he campaigns against an obstructionist Congress.
Finally, do you think David Axelrod is having fun tweaking Mitt Romney via Twitter? Check out Playbook’s Tweet of the Day:
“@davidaxelrod: How loving owners transport their dogs.” And Axelrod Tweets this picture of Pres. Obama with Bo sitting next to him in the presidential limo.