No fear, Romney is here
The debates are over the tally is up and a repeat of New Hampshire has come for Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP candidate and former Governor of Massachusetts. The Atlanta Journal-Constituion is in Georgia – for those who didn't know – and yet while it boarder's Florida it chose to use the Associated Press as its main source for tonight's primary outcomes.
According to another AP article on the AJC, women flocked to Romney in droves. Also, the piece by Jennifer Agiesta addressed that early voting and television ads put Romney out ahead by a huge margin. Romney outspent Newt Gingrich 5-to-1. After the breaking news of Romney's victory the only visibly related headline on AJC's homepage was this small graphic bar on the right. With Florida being such an important state in the GOP market I expected a little more fuss over the winner, although we all knew it was Romney.
The updates kept coming in from the AP writers but the homepage never changed. The one thing I did like is that they linked directly to a live twitter feed from their "one-man Washington bureau" @ajconwashington, who made a few comical tweets throughout the night – especially toward Gingrich supporters.
Knowing they didn't stand a change Rick Santorum and Ron Paul moved their campaigns out west, while Romney threw some strong words in President Barack Obama's direction from Steve Peoples' article, Romney wins big in Florida, routing Gingrich. "Mr. President, you were elected to lead, you chose to follow, and now it's time to get out of the way."