As far as the GOP field is concerned, South Carolina was yesterday’s news as the focus turns to Florida.

The primary looms as a potential showdown in the GOP nomination battle not only because of its size and importance but because it will be the first this year in which all the leading candidates are competing.

It does seem that we’ve lost our roll as kingmaker. The Jan. 26 race will be the first test for Rudy Giuliani’s big state strategy, a second chance for Mike Huckabee in the South, a momentum challenge for John McCain, and a win Mitt Romney could finally call a victory.