The Romney/Ryan team continued yesterday taking their timely message to Wisconsinites. They were invited to hold a town hall meeting at Moore Oil Company in Milwaukee. Here’s video of The Gov and Congressman Ryan:
Later in the day, at the same venue, Romney and Ryan were interviewed by FOX News’ Greta Van Susteren:
We’re at a halfway point…
Today’s elections in Wisconsin, Maryland, and D.C. mark the halfway point in the race for delegates. Yesterday, Governor Romney picked up three more delegates… Coincidentally, he’s now halfway to clinching the GOP nomination:
The former Massachusetts governor inched up to 572 delegates on Monday _ exactly half the 1,144 needed _ after the Tennessee Republican Party finalized delegate totals from its March 6 primary. Results in several congressional districts were too close to call on election night, leaving three delegates unallocated.
Romney got all three delegates. He also picked up an endorsement from a New Hampshire delegate who had been awarded to former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman. Huntsman dropped out of the race in January and endorsed Romney.
According to the Associated Press tally, Romney has more than twice as many delegates as Santorum. Santorum has 272 delegates, followed by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich with 135 and Texas Rep. Ron Paul with 51.
Romney has won 54 percent of the primary and caucus delegates so far, putting him on pace to clinch the nomination in June. Romney could substantially add to his lead Tuesday, when 95 delegates will be at stake in three primaries, in Wisconsin, Maryland and the District of Columbia.
Santorum, who has won 27 percent of the primary and caucus delegates so far, would need 74 percent of the remaining delegates to clinch the nomination before the national convention. Gingrich would need 86 percent and Paul would have to win nearly all of them, which won’t happen because most states award delegates proportionally.
Anyone but Romney? Martin Sieff (FOX News Opinion) wrote yesterday that he is “sick of Santorum”:
FNC FILE – The classic definition of the Yiddish term “chutzpah” is the boy who murdered both his parents and then claimed lenient treatment from the court because he was an orphan: Rick Santorum fits it like a glove.
Last week, the Republican presidential hopeful and former Pennsylvania Senator Santorum graciously signaled to Mitt Romney he was now prepared to serve as the GOP frontrunner’s running mate after doing everything possible to split, weaken and discredit the GOP ticket.
…[W]hen an also-ran has attacked the frontrunner publicly, mercilessly and scathingly throughout the campaign – putting him on the ticket will not strengthen the candidate, it will critically weaken him.
That is Santorum’s problem for Romney in a nutshell. If Romney picks him as his running mate now, Santorum will weaken Romney, not strengthen him. In fact, he’ll bury Romney six feet under.
… [T]he enthusiasm of the “anyone-but-Romney” forces for Santorum have revealed their own political bankruptcy. The amazing fact is that Santorum is infinitely more the Washington insider than Romney ever was.
Third Santorum has no coattails in a national election: He couldn’t even get himself re-elected as senator from Pennsylvania.
Santorum spent 20 straight years as a full-time national professional politician sitting in Congress. During that time, as a recent devastating anti-Santorum ad noted, he voted to raise the federal spending limit several times, voted with Hillary Clinton to allow former convicted felons to vote and pushed through more than a billion dollars in pork barrel earmarks for his own state.
Does that sound like the New, Clean Politics to you? It sounds like the usual mushy-liberal corrupt consensus to me.
A man who spent the last year telling the world that Mitt Romney lacks the character to be president now says he will support Mitt Romney for the presidency if Mitt Romney makes him vice president. What does this say about Rick Santorum’s own character and moral fitness to be either president or vice president?
Tea Party support for Santorum? Go figure…
That such a man as Santorum can end up as the Tea Party’s Last Great Hope to launch a new and golden era of Pure and Principled Politics is a devastating indictment of the Tea Party. The Tea Party was forged in the heat of principle and passion, but if the Tea Party finally settles for Santorum it will end in farce.
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Many fingers and toes are crossed that today’s election results will send a message wallop to Santorum, Gingrich, and Paul that Obama doesn’t what them to hear… It’s time to put conservative principles and the Republican party first, gracefully bow out, and back Romney.
► Jayde Wyatt