Jack Kimball, the former head of the state GOP, said he was "not surprised" at the win, although he said that didn't stop the timing of the outcome - declared at 8 p.m. with only 9 percent of the precincts reporting - and the outcome itself from being a "disappointment."
"It's not a healthy victory," said Kimball, a Newt Gingrich supporter. "There's still room here. Romney may have won here tonight, but it's not a healthy victory. He really didn"t close a deal here yet.
"If Mitt comes out with only a 10-point win, it's not that substantial. There's still some wiggle room now."