Nevada is state known for its high religiosity (by the Mormons) and high decadence (vis Las Vegas). Considering Nevada occured aftwer Bloody Florida, here is what happened:
|Orange = Romney/ Yellow = Paul/ Purple = Gingrich|
Romney played here before in 2008, and won.
|Romney = Blue/ Paul = Red|
Look at the history and present of Nevada:
Nevada's first permanent white settlement, Mormon Station (later Genoa), was founded in 1850 in what is now western Nevada, a region that became part of Utah Territory the same year. (The southeastern tip of Nevada was assigned to the Territory of New Mexico.) Soon other Mormon settlements were started there and in Las Vegas Valley. The Las Vegas mission failed, but the farming communities to the northwest succeeded, even though friction between Mormons and placer miners in that area caused political unrest. Most of the Mormons in western Nevada departed in 1857, when Salt Lake City was threatened by an invasion of federal troops.
And here is the population today:
|Romney can play in Utah, ID and NV|
Speaker Gingrich did not play in the Caucses in Nevada before, so he did what any first time player does. He played craps.
Look at the States with High Mormon Population -- that is where Romney will do well. However, I'm holding my dice for Super Tuesday.
(Also, if Vicktor and Bettie from Vegas have any tales of the Caucuses, I will promote them here. Again, stay tuned)