So,part two of the epic that is the Republican nomination comes to a close and for some it appears that the race is all but won.
With Mick Romney the clear leader and telling his supporters to turn their fire on Barack Obama and Rick Santorum's brand of Conservatism seemingly rejected,as the players move down the coast to South Carolina,is it all over by the shouting?
The results with Romney approaching 40 per cent and Ron Paul second on about 23 per cent and former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman third on almost 17 per cent seem to suggest that.
Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich were well behind with each getting less than 10 per cent of the vote,whilst Rick Perry who is pooling all his resources into South Carolina finished with just one per cent.
However maybe the Republicans are still waiting for that magic candidate to appear.Turnout was low suggesting that the range of candidates was hardly an incentive to go out and vote.
So to South Carolina and the 21st