Mitt Romney Declared Winner of Florida Primary

| by Reason Foundation

By Tim Cavanaugh

With half of Florida's votes counted, President Barack Obama has won the Sunshine State's Democratic Primary.

Also, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is handily winning the Republican primary with 48 percent of the votes.

Romney opens a gaping hole in the carcass of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who pulls down only 31 percent.

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is right now bringing in 13 percent. 

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) comes in with 7 percent. 

People whose delegate-count and ballot-access fu is better than mine: Speak up in the comments about how this does or does not spell the end of Gingrich, why Rick Santorum should or should not have tended to his sick kid, what this means about Ron Paul's failure or success in meeting his Florida expectations, and so on.