Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, poses for a photo with the Fisher family backstage prior to a campaign rally in Elko, Nev., Friday, Feb. 3, 2012. Campaigning throughout Nevada on Friday, Romney sought to convince weary voters that he alone had the prescriptions for what ails the country, even as the government reported that a quarter-million Americans streamed back into the work force in January.
((AP Photo/Gerald Herbert))
Mitt Romney's looming landslide in the Nevada caucuses, a repeat performance of his finish four years ago, was not exactly unpredictable. The most interesting thing about the state remains the mystery of who will get its six electoral votes in November - President Obama or the Republican nominee, who is all but certain to be Romney.
Much of the rest of the country seems to be slowly mending economically. But Nevada maintains what Ron Paul recently called "its unfortunate standing as a leader in joblessness, housing foreclosure, and federal interference."