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.


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

  1. phyllis says:

    Yes…I hear the drum roll!!!! Wa Hoo!!!!!! Thanks Jayde for the awesome post!


  2. Dorothy K Carter says:

    I’m so happy! Romney will go to Wash D.C. with a machette and cut all the big govt programs that bankrupt our country. We must stop the 99ers who then go onto file for social security disability further bankrupting social security that our seniors rely on. God Bless Mitt & Ann Romney and we can’t wait until Jan 20, 2013. I can’t wait to see the photos of all the grandchildren in the White House. Yes, this is 1980 again and Romney is the next Reagan!

  3. Gary Alan Chidester says:

    Congratulations, Gov. Romney !!! This is the day we’ve been praying for… since we attended your ‘victory’ rally at Hotel Fort Des Moines on Iowa Caucus night in January. Now that you have earned the Republican Party’s nomination, being the nominee will send shock waves through the Obama camp. Your realistic plans to restore America, create jobs, secure our borders, strengthen our military, reduce our debt, streamline our Government, place value on unborn children, open the oil pipeline, and get rid of ObamaCare… will make this Country a better place to live. Thank you, again, for all the hard work you have put into this Campaign. Your vision for America is a godsend, and we will continue to pray for you and your Family throughout the summer and fall. We will start making plans to be in Washington D.C. in January, for your Inauguration. With the Presidential Election coming up in November, I will continue to send in my monthly contribution to the Romney Campaign. Our photos with you and Ann will be Family Treasures for Generations. Keep up the Fantastic Work !!! You’ll make an Outstanding President !!!

  4. Susan says:

    Congratulations Governor Romney! You have run an outstanding campaign and I am so honored that you have finally made it to nomination! We will also continue to pray for you and your beautiful family as you now begin to focus on the fall campaign. It will be a difficult battle, but we are all confident in your ability to achieve the Presidency. You will be a remarkable and outstanding President and I truly feel that Ann will be known as one of the most beloved First Ladies in our countries’ history. May God Bless you and yours.
    Susan R in San Diego