New Hampshire Republicans had just 12 delegates to give in yesterday's primary. Mitt Romney, who got seven, clobbered Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, who were shut out. Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman split the remaining five, and Rick Perry wasn't even campaigning. South Carolina could be a very different story, with allegations of closet liberalism, attacks on Bain Capital and Perry as part of the mix. But the anti-Romney forces are deeply divided, and GOP stalwarts — fundraisers and even Rush Limbaugh — don't like what sounds like anti-business rhetoric. Can Perry, Santorum, Gringrich or Paul become the anti-Romney conservative they think Republicans are looking for?
Next Up: South Carolina
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