Sarah Palin, who's long backed a protracted primary, was less enthusiastic than normal about the prospect after Mitt Romney's sweep tonight.
"I will not be one of those people who say that one of them, any of them need to get out.... as I've said all along, competition makes all of them better. So it's good, it's fine."
But, for the first time this cycle, she added an important caveat.
"I do understand, though, why people are starting to say at this point -- the fiscal and human resources that can be conserved and used most efficiently? We need to start considering how we will start using those to stay focus on the main thing. What is the main thing -- it is replacing Barack Obama.
So I understand kind of both sides of this issue."
Palin retains a huge following with the tea party as the outsider of choice, and it's pretty significant that she seems to be suggesting that things do need to be wrapped up sooner rather than later.