Allahpundit wonders what Romney will do if he is way ahead in the New Hampshire primary polls and, like Tom Jensen imagines, other candidates "end up just writing it off and focusing their efforts on states like Nevada, South Carolina, and Florida that could have more competitive contests":
What does [Romney] do then?
Stay there and campaign anyway, knowing that it’s a must-win and he can’t afford to take any chances, or start moving money into South Carolina and Florida sooner than expected? He needs momentum to compete on a social-con playing field in South Carolina; if everyone else pulls out of New Hampshire early, the momentum from winning there will be diluted. What’ll be really interesting is if Daniels or some other dark horse makes a run at him up there, forcing him to defend the state, while the winner of the Iowa caucuses moves directly on to SC to start campaigning there. In that case, you’ll have the “centrist” candidates waging war on each other in New Hampshire while the “true conservative” is already busy stumping for votes in the next, and most important, primary. What would Karl Rove say?
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