Not so Bold Projection
Mitt Romney will be the presidential candidate for the GOP and will face President Barack Obama for the nation’s presidency this November, Ad Rem Press Projects.
Mitt Romney needs 1,144 delegates for him to officially clinch the nomination at the Republican convention this august. He went into Illinois with 521 out of the 966 awarded delegates before his victory there this evening. It would be irrational to consider this race anything but complete once we take into account the fact that Rick Santorum would have to win 69% of the remaining delegates for him to clinch the race.
Rick Santorum Lowering Expectations
Members of Santorum’s team have openly lowered the expectations for what they consider a ‘difficult month’ in April and are raising expectations for upcoming races in May.
Gingrich Thinking Gingrich
Newt Gingrich who finished with 8% of the votes could have given more momentum to either candidate by dropping out of the race but has so far refused to do so.
It’s In GOP’s Best Interest to Back Leading Candidate Now
With attacks coming to Romney from the republican side one could consider the reality that Santorum, Gingrich and Paul are merely hurting their GOP brand and helping Barack Obama and the Democrats this November.