No, Seriously, For Sure This Time: Mitt Romney Is The Republican Nominee

It’s been said before but this time it’s for real (no, seriously), Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee for president. With 652 delegates, the math reveals what’s inevitable even if many Republicans find it hard to come to terms with reality. Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul can spin it any way they want but they all have one thing in common, they will not win the nomination.

As someone who will not be voting for any GOP candidate, I have no problem with this race continuing for many more months, but if Republicans are serious about winning the White House they will do their best to convince the other candidates to admit defeat and embrace Romney. And it seems the tone of the media as well as the Republican Party has shifted in that direction over the past week. It is especially clear today after Romney’s wins in Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington D.C. and with speculation that Santorum might drop out of the race rather than lose in Pennsylvania.

Romney will be the GOP nominee and Republicans will have to learn to live with that or they are all but guaranteed a defeat in November.

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