Despite his vitriolic attacks against fellow frontrunner Mitt Romney, Tuesday night's primary was a disappointment for Newt Gingrich. In addition to losing Florida's 50 delegates, his second-place status is the widest margin of victory the GOP contest thus far. But Gingrich has vowed to stay the course. With the majority of the race ahead of them, it's still possible for him to grab the nomination — but without the support of the front-loaded states, it's not likely.
Ron Christie is the Republican political strategist and CEO of Christie Strategies and former special assistant to President George W. Bush. Steffen Schmidt is professor of Political Science at Iowa State University and blogger for It’s a Free Country.