Romney closer to GOP win

Romney closer to GOP win

April 9th, 2012 in Opinion Free Press

While we have known all along that President Barack Obama is going to be the Democrats' nominee to run for a second term as president of the United States, the Republican nomination is still "iffy"-- but maybe less so now.

As Mitt Romney picked up three more Republican presidential primary wins in Wisconsin, Maryland and the District of Columbia last week, he took a substantial delegate lead over his closest challenger, Republican presidential hopeful, Rick Santorum.

Romney won at least 74 delegates in the three contests, with 21 delegates yet to be allocated, according to The Associated Press. That gave Romney at least 646 GOP delegates, with 1,144 needed to win the Republican presidential nomination. Santorum has 272 delegates, while Newt Gingrich has 135, and Ron Paul has 51.

"It ain't over till it's over," according to the familiar saying.

But the contest obviously is much closer to a decision, as the other GOP hopefuls seem nearly out of gas.

Are you encouraged about the possibility of having Obama in the White House for four more years, or would you prefer to see Romney or Santorum as the next president of the United States?

We get to decide in November!