Mitt Romney: I Feel ‘Pretty Darn Good’ About Super Tuesday--There Won’t Be A Brokered Convention

Mitt Romney is confident he’ll be the Republican presidential nominee-- and he’s insisting a brokered convention is out of the question.

The former Massachusetts governor, fresh off winning six of the 10 Super Tuesday contests, told CNBC’s Squawk Box that he felt “pretty darn good” and dismissed the notion that the nomination won’t be sewn up until August's Republican National Convention.

“I can tell you for sure, there’s not going to be some sort of brokered convention, where a new person comes in and becomes the nominee,” said Romney. “It’s going to be one of the four people that are still running."

Political analysts say that while Romney will likely win the nomination, he still has a long road ahead.

“It’s going to be a long haul for Romney,” said Republican strategist Ford O’Connell, pointing to this month’s races in Alabama, Kansas and Mississippi --three socially conservative states that are unlikely to favor the former Massachusetts governor.

O’Connell added that Santorum and Gingrich are duking it out to become the preferred candidate in the South, so the two splitting the votes there could benefit Romney.

“If Santorum can’t make this a one-on-one race, the better off Romney is,” he said. “I think Romney is going to be the nominee, the only question is when.”

Read more from Aliyah Shahid at the New York Daily News

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