The next stop on TNR's Super Tuesday Primer is the lovely state of California:"With polls showing a close race on both sides, victory in California for putative underdogs Barack Obama and Mitt Romney could catapult them to frontrunner status--while a bigger-than-expected loss could doom their chances. In a mammoth state where New Hampshire-style retail politics will get you nowhere, momentum, endorsements, and media coverage (both paid and free) should make the difference..."

Click here for your complete Super Tuesday rundown for California. Check out our Super Tuesday Primer for analysis of new states every day leading up to February 5.

--The Editors