Why Newt lost Florida
Bad debate performances and off-message speeches masked a disorganized campaign operation, Slate's Sasha Issenberg reports.

Mitt Romney's context complications
The Plum Line's Greg Sargent says that the Republican front-runner is demanding a higher standard from the press corps reporting his "not concerned about the very poor" comments than his own campaign employs.

Romney didn't always make congratulations calls
Talking Points Memo pulls a passage from former GOP contender Mike Huckabee's book to point out that Romney — like Gingrich on Tuesday night — did not always take a gracious path after a tough defeat.

Five lessons from the Sunshine State
National Review's Jim Geraghty looks at the demographics of Romney's decisive Florida win and extrapolates what they will mean for the GOP field moving forward.


Jay Carney jabs Romney about concern for the poor

The White House press secretary noted that Obama was concerned about "Americans of all kinds" during his daily press briefing, The Hill's Amie Parnes reports.

House Dem abandons Komen foundation after Planned Parenthood snub
Rep. Jackie Speier (Calif.) said she would no longer work as a booster after the cancer research foundation pulled aid for the women's clinics, The Hill's Pete Kasperowicz reports.