These are the only metrics you need to know from New Hampshire:
More important, Romney was the first choice of tea party supporters (winning 41 percent of their votes) and self-described evangelical or born-again Christians (31 percent). And he carried every ideological band on the GOP spectrum, including 29 percent of those who called themselves “very conservative.”
New Hampshire is just one state, of course. But if more generally the Tea Party, the Evangelicals, and the “very conservative” have made peace with Romney, then he’s the nominee. And all those “I’l l never vote for Romney!” vows probably won’t amount to much more than Alec Baldwin’s promise to leave the country.