Hear the Drum Roll? Romney Expected to Secure GOP Nomination Today

Do you hear the drum roll coming from Texas?

We do!

Today is the happy day Governor Mitt Romney is expected to officially secure the Republican nomination.

Voters in the magnificent Lone Star State go to primary polls today to allocate their 152 delegates. Romney needs just 58 more to reach the magic number of 1,144.

SALON reports:


The former Massachusetts governor has reached the nomination milestone with a steady message of concern about the U.S. economy, a campaign organization that dwarfed those of his GOP foes and a fundraising operation second only to that of his Democratic opponent in the general election, President Barack Obama.

“That goal is accomplished, but there’s a much bigger goal to be accomplished and that’s winning the presidency,” said Rich Beeson, Romney’s political director. “So while you can take a certain amount of satisfaction and pride for (Romney) and what he’s accomplished, he’s very resolved to say, ‘Our work isn’t done.’”
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Republicans won’t officially nominate Romney until late August at the GOP national convention in Tampa, Fla. He enters the Texas primary with 1,086 convention delegates — 58 shy of the 1,144 needed to win the nomination.

Texas has 152 delegates at stake and they are awarded in proportion to the statewide vote. That means Romney has to get at least 38 percent of the vote there to go over the top. In recent primaries in Kentucky, Arkansas, Nebraska and Oregon, he has done no worse than 67 percent.

Where is The Gov today? He’s in Colorado and Nevada:

Romney opened his day in Colorado’s coal country, where he spoke directly to small town America: “I’m not going to forget Craig, Colorado. I’m not going to forget communities like this across the country that are hurting right now under this president,” he said. Local officials report that the area’s economy is improving, but Romney said the recovery is too slow.

The Colorado event was the first stop in a Tuesday swing that ends at a Las Vegas fundraiser with Donald Trump . . .

★ In honor of today, we’re asking twitter users to promote like crazy a new hashtag today: #Rominee

★ As we await this exciting milestone for Governor Romney, supporters are invited to join us on our chat forum this afternoon and evening as election results come in. Also adding to the spirit of the day, check out the facebook Nomination Primary Watch Party here.



Race for the White House: Which Way to the Romney Campaign?

stampede: noun – A mass movement of people at a common impulse…

Today we enjoy the creativity of fellow Romney supporter Mike Sage as he artistically illustrates the meaning of stampede:

Mike is the resident genius at AmericaNeedsMitt.com:

Mitt Romney 2012.

► Jayde Wyatt

Mitt Romney Resigns from Marriott Board of Directors Position

Noteworthy news from PRNewswire (United Business Media)…

As of today – Governor Mitt Romney will no longer be serving on the Marriott Board of Directors:

William J. Shaw, Marriott’s vice chairman of the company, has resigned from the board effective upon adjournment of the board’s meeting February 11, in conjunction with his retirement from the company, which is effective March 31. Arne M. Sorenson, Marriott’s president and chief operating officer, will join the board upon Mr. Shaw’s resignation.

In addition, W. Mitt Romney has resigned from the board effective January 12. Governor Romney served as a director from 1993 to 2002 and rejoined the board in January 2009. Following his resignation, the board voted to reduce its membership from 11 to 10 directors.

J.W. Marriott, Jr., chairman of the board and chief executive officer, said, “I have deep gratitude and tremendous admiration for both Mitt Romney and Bill Shaw. Both have served our company at the highest level through their board membership and their contributions have been invaluable. The company’s management and the entire board wish them all the best in their future endeavors.

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Looks like we have another signal that Romney’s road is leading to
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue!

H/T Rebel Ross

► Jayde Wyatt

I just wanted to congratulate all of you who voted for Mitt at Politico. Mitt wins another poll!

Also, Mitt’s is dominating the Intrade market for the 2012 GOP nomination! This is especially significant because people have to use real money in the Intrade markets so Intrade often is the most accurate indicator of what people actually think.