Romney Scores Triple Primary Win

Republican Presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney declares victory in the Wisconsin presidential primary, April 3, 2012, at the Grain Exchange in Milwaukee.
Republican Presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney declares victory in the Wisconsin presidential primary, April 3, 2012, at the Grain Exchange in Milwaukee.

U.S. Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is moving closer to securing his party's nomination, after a sweep of Tuesday's primaries in Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Wisconsin.  His closest challenger for the nomination, former U.S. senator Rick Santorum, has vowed to stay in the race and is hoping for a boost later this month from Pennsylvania, the state he represented in Congress.

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Former Massachusetts governor Romney celebrated his triple victories Tuesday night, before cheering supporters in Milwaukee, in the north-central state of Wisconsin.

"Thank you to Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington, D.C.  We won 'em all!  This really has been quite a night," Romney said. "We've won a great victory tonight in our campaign to restore the promise of America."

The wins follow high-profile endorsements for Romney, from Republicans who are calling on the party to unite behind him and focus attacks on President Obama, a Democrat.

Republican Delegate Count
Republican Delegate Count
With Tuesday's wins, the former governor has over 600 delegates - more than half the amount required for the nomination. Challenger Santorum has less than 300.

Former senator Santorum told supporters in Pennsylvania Tuesday the race is only midway through. He is hoping for a campaign boost in the state's April 24 primary.

"Ladies and gentlemen, Pennsylvania and half the other people in this country have yet to be heard," Santorum said. 

Romney on Tuesday looked ahead to the election, taking swipes at the president, slamming his policies and blaming him for the country's economic woes and high gasoline prices.

President Obama had strong words for Republicans earlier Tuesday, telling the annual meeting of the Associated Press editors and publishers that the Republican budget plan is "an attempt to impose a radical vision on the country that would have devastating consequences for the middle class."

The president, who has seen high gas prices and economic concerns hurt his popularity, had an advantage over Romney in a national survey released Monday.  The USA Today/Gallup poll indicated 49 percent of registered voters would vote for Obama if the election were held now, compared to the 45 percent who would support Romney.

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by: Paul Felix Schott
April 05, 2012 2:08 PM
In this time of TRIBULATION, Strengthen your Faith, and encourage
all to Pray for their souls. The strong in the word of our Lord will Now
Help the World and be the disciples of our Lord's Word. It is time to
gather the lost sheep while you can and there still is so little time.

The Governments of all Nations need to read.
John 14:6-7 Jesus said ..........

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In GOD We Trust
True Patriots

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Paul Felix Schott

by: NVO
April 04, 2012 6:47 AM
Unfortunately for our country, Hussein Obama will win the November election, this is guaranteed, for the Elites want him in, The Bilderbergs, The Rothschilds, The Rockefellers, and the like. Henry Kissinger said, "Obama is primed to create The New World Order." Prepare yourself for another 4 years of The Dictator.

by: Fox
April 04, 2012 6:08 AM
How did Romney( Mr.Flip Flop) win Wisconsin whereas Dr.Ron Paul has got massive supporters there ? It is so obvious that there is something wrong in this election without any doubt . AIPAc and lobbyists have been exploiting Americans money and media to promote for their candidates whereas they have been ignoring the rapid popularity of Dr.Ron Paul. I have never seen like this exploitation in my life .

by: jayburd2020
April 04, 2012 2:43 AM
I know the Republican Primary isn’t officially over until Santorum swears at Romney, but given Romney’s much larger paid entourage, Rick may never get close enough to launch an effective BS-bomb. So we'll have to skip straight to our lessons-learned session. To kick things off, here are the “3 Things I’ve Learned from Mitt Romney.” (In convenient, funny YouTube form, of course.)

by: Macduffus
April 04, 2012 2:18 AM
We're going to send you Julias to take over - forget Democrats and Republicans - Julias Malema is your man!!!

by: Macduffus
April 04, 2012 2:18 AM
We're going to send you Julias to take over - forget Democrats and Republicans - Julias Malema is your man!!!

by: john
April 04, 2012 1:34 AM
Romney does not have a good remedy for the ailing economy. He is backed by the same people that back Obama and supported Bush, Goldman Sachs. The only one with a different plan is Ron Paul. There has already been massive voter fraud in several states and the delegate count has been falsely reported. If Romney fails to get 1144 delegates then all delegates are free to vote for whom ever they choose.

by: Optimist
April 03, 2012 7:30 PM
Mr. Romney is driven by the most vicious group of well-to-do American corporation CEOs and rich Americans in the top 1% looking to kill what has been achieved so far, giving the middle class the leg to stand up. According to Mr. Romney the baks that did wrong to the American people get to keep their profit and more tax cuts for them, and the victim to take another hit. Mr. Romney is stashing his money in foreign banks to avoid paying tax so the middle class American finance his type.

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