Despite Unwavering Hairstyle, Romney Campaign Losing Lift

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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THE MORNING AFTER PILL Mitt The French novel The Possibility of an Island envisions the existence of a cloned human who knows neither boredom nor sadness nor joy and aspires only to "a pure absence of content." Which reminds me—Mitt Romney is still running for president. At least this morning he is. But after a characteristically underwhelming performance yesterday, Team Romney is officially low on fuel and losing altitude; today, it is having internal "frank discussions" about the future of the campaign.

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Mitt's bad Super Tuesday started with him getting jacked by a Mike Huckabee-<strong.John McCain tag team in the West Virginia caucus, and that theme pretty much carried on as the returns from other states started rolling in. McCain bagged elephant fields of delegates in California and the Northeast, while Huckabee scored far more than was expected with a strong showing in the South. Meanwhile, Romney won, as he noted in his speech last night, all the states he's lived in (and a few others).



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