Ed Morrissey has a good run-down on the situation.
What is most notable is that the hard-line candidates, Huckabee (well, at least given what he is promising and his use of the politics of religious identity) and Thompson, have failed.
In other words, the GOP has spoken, and the zampolit wing has been rejected. The three left standing are all capable individuals who can serve honorably in the
That is the good news.
The bad news: There will be a heck of a fight. The purists will sit on their hands, no matter which of the three remaining are left.
The GOP will be better off without them.