My first thought is that Huckabee will never again face a friendlier crowd--60% of the caucus-goers were evangelical Christians, and he won 46% of them (more than 80% of his overall total). By contrast, roughly one-third of the Republican voters in the 2000 South Carolina primary were members of the "religious Right." (I know the question won’t be asked that way this time, and I suspect the proportion of evangelicals will be a little higher, but not 60%.) Unless he can reach out beyond his base, he’s not going anywhere, save perhaps as a running mate.
My second thought is that Romney has to worry a lot about McCain (13% to Thompson’s 14%) in New Hampshire.
My third thought is a question: what happens to Thompson supporters if he pulls out? If they’re the authentic conservatives, where do they go?
As for the Democratic side, HRC is in trouble, perhaps, if Mark Steyn is right, deep, deep trouble.