If the televised debates, campaign managers and "smoke and mirrors" have all worked Romney appears to be a sure fire bet. However Newt, "the comeback kid", has risen from the dead, politically speaking, more than once before.
The problem for Newt Gingrich seems to be that he has been less visible in the days following Florida. He may vow that he is in the race for the long haul but in many ways he appears to have gone to ground. Almost to have waved the white flag of surrender. Could it be the cost of his campaign? Romney with his vast wealth is in the best position to win but of course that does not mean that he necessarily is the best candidate.
The media by and large seems to have written off Rick Santorum and Ron Paul, but although they have trailed at the back of the pack so far, they should not be ruled out.
You would think that Mitt Romney would be grateful to those in his camp who helped his popularity turnaround but it seems he does not. One casualty so far is Brett O'Donnell. If media reports are accurate the Romney camp are waving goodbye to him as they fear he has received too much credit for the resurgence of Romney in Florida.
Nevada has a more rural base which could suit Ron Paul. He had had some success here in the past. However his camp are not being overly optimistic. Even allowing for the rural vote they are only predicting second place. That however would be a marked improvement for Ron Paul.
Th GOP camp itself has its own divisions. Not all Republicans are hardliners supporting the more extreme views of this Conservative party. This could cause the GOP untold damage. Already the apparent in house fighting of the GOP televised debates has taken its toll. Just how these candidates will work together after so much mud slinging is hard to know.
According to the latest GOP timetable the four candidates are in for a busy few days. This may therefore prove a difficult time for all, but especially for Gingrich.