Rothenberg: Romney Will Be The Nominee

Political prognosticator Stuart Rothenberg says Romney will be the nominee without a doubt. From The Rothenberg Political Report:

No, not everyone agrees that the race is over. Like when a baseball team leads the league by 20 games in August, there is still a statistical chance it could lose the race.

Although Romney has not yet accumulated the necessary 1,144 delegates to the Republican National Convention in August in Tampa, Fla., the chances are evaporating — make that have evaporated — that he can be denied his party’s nomination.

While Romney has been unable to broaden his appeal to pile up increasingly large percentages of delegates, Santorum has also been unable to do so. Nobody ever seems to mention that.

Romney has not won the Republican nomination because he has been a perfect candidate or because he has learned how to appeal to primary voters who were initially suspicious of him. He won because he had a well-funded, national campaign that could destroy his opponents, respond to attacks at a moment’s notice and recover from mistakes.

Those assets may or may not allow him to win in November. But they allowed him to win the nomination.

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published this page in In The News 2012-04-03 16:48:07 -0400
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