Ron Paul scored a big upset today, coming in #2 in the Nevada primary. It is bracing to see him whup McCain, Thompson, Huckabee, and Guiliani in convincing fashion.
The race between Paul and the winner, Romney, may have been closer with a little bit of luck. The Nevada GOP continually changed the rules and changed the locations for the caucusing; the Paul campaign formally protested yesterday.
Paul’s margin may have also been hurt because of the clock.
Nevada has a large Mormon population, and many of them turned out to vote for Romney.
Nevada has many libertarians, and plenty of them turned out for Paul.
But the caucusing started at 9 a.m. on a Saturday morning – a time of day far more conducive to Mormons than to libertarians.
(hat tip to Vin Suprynowicz)