Mitt Romney is expected to win in New Hampshire next Tuesday — to the point where opponents are already downplaying it.

“If he doesn’t win here, he couldn’t stay in the race,” said Newt Gingrich today on ABC’s Good Morning America.

John Weaver, a top aide to Jon Huntsman, noted that Romney is not only a former governor of neighboring Massachusetts; he has a home on Lake Winnipesaukee.

“This is basically Romney’s home state,” Weaver said. “He has a mansion here.”

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