Whither Romney?

He said he needed Iowa and New Hampshire to win. It looks like he'll have neither.

By Tim Grieve
January 9, 2008 6:29AM (UTC)
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Less than a month ago, Mitt Romney told the New Hampshire Union Leader that, in order to win the White House, he'd have to win Iowa and New Hampshire first.

If network projections are right, he's won neither.

A few days before the Iowa caucuses, Romney backtracked, saying that there's "no 'have to win'" state in the race. That may be the case, but at some point Romney's going to have to win a state bigger than Wyoming to stay in. His next -- his last? -- hope may be Michigan, where he's leading but Mike Huckabee is gaining fast.

Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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