Oh sure, the delegates haven’t been fully gained, there are a lot more primaries left and more time for stupid statements. But Romney showed that he’ll win the nomination last night with a convincing win in Arizona and a must win in his birthplace of Michigan. Frown and bear it.
In Michigan where Romney had significant ties he came back against an inexplicable Santorum surge to a 41%to 38% victory. Paul’s 12% and Newt’s 7% showing demonstrated their appeal – nada. Arizona went even better for Romney where he got 47% to Santorum’s 27%, while Paul at 8% and Newt at 12% repeated their poor performance.
Next challenge – Super Tuesday where a string of states will be in play. Romney has the money and momentum to prevail there, even if a few states get picked off by his rivals. Expect Newt to go down to Georgia (like the devil) and probably take his home state in a face-saving win that will mean nothing. But hey – he will sell his videos and books which is probably what he wanted to do in the first place. Paul will tag along to get his 10% in a few places and keep us entertained.
Romney v. Obama, brace yourselves.