Mitt Romney’s debate tactics this week have helped his campaign in Florida. After Newt Gingrich took the wind out of his sails the previous week, Romney went on the attack. Despite Dr. Gingrich getting Herman Cain’s endorsement,  a consensus of polls (by 538) shows Romney will win the Florida Republican primary.

Can something happen between now and Tuesday change this future? It’s happened in the past to other candidates – but since one-third of the Florida voters have already cast their ballots – Romney is probably the winner of the primary and will be the Republican nominee. In fact, Santorum and Paul already left the state to prepare for future primaries.