OPEN THREAD: Who's Excited for Tonight's GOP Primaries?

Guy Benson
Posted: Apr 24, 2012 6:15 PM

Anybody? Anybody? Bueller?  Okay, fine.  This race is over, therefore any media-generated intrigue pretty much amounts to shameless traffic or ratings goosing.  Nevertheless, there are five GOP contests on the docket tonight, in Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.  Connecticut and Rhode Island, like their New England brethren before them, are widely expected to go overwhelmingly for Romney.  New York polling is similarly lopsided.  And Pennsylvania is no longer a hype-worthy battleground now that Rick Santorum is out of the race, so the only "drama" is in Delaware.  Literally no polling exists in the tiny state, where Newt Gingrich's shoestring (and broke) campaign has been laboring to turn in a respectable performance.  NRO's Robert Costa reports that Gingrich may drop out if he doesn't at least finish "a close second" in Delaware -- a slightly odd standard in a winner-take-all state.  So I suppose that's the storyline to watch tonight: Is Newt Gingrich remotely close in Delaware?  Feel the excitement.  Follow our editorial team's observations below, add your thoughts in the comments section, and check back for a quick recap when the results are in:

UPDATE - Mitt Romney has swept all five states in dominant fashion.  In Delaware -- Newt's so-called firewall -- the former Massachusetts Governor won by 29 points.  We're done here.