Yes, it was a resounding victory, and news of it resounded through the empty expanse of the Equality State and into the ears of almost no one. Mitt Romney won the Wyoming Republican caucuses, grabbing 8 of the 12 delegates. Fred Thompson picked up three and Duncan Hunter – yes he’s still in the race – won a single delegate in his wife’s old residence.

Wyoming Republicans had moved their caucuses up, and, in doing so, were fined to the tune of half their delegates to the national convention. The Wyoming GOP risked the penalty in hopes of gaining a modicum of influence in the national scene – influence that seemingly will have to wait until at least the next election cycle. With barely a peep from the media, who apparently didn’t want to risk the wrath of New Hampshire and Iowa by covering the event, Romney’s first victory seems about as meaningful as, well, Duncan Hunter’s delegate.