Romney didn't carry Tennessee but he carried six other states. Here's some figures from Tim Ross at Hollywood Republican:
As of tonight, Romney has 417 delegates. The other 3 candidates have 328 delegates… COMBINED. Romney has more than double the amount of delegates as Santorum, 4 times the number of delegates as Gingrich, and 10 times more delegates than Ron Paul. Romney is winning 57 percent of the delegates. Romney has won 64 percent of the primaries. Romney has 1,231,646 more total votes than the next closest candidate. There is no spin here, these are the real numbers.
Come on Rick.
How about it Newt?
Whatta ya say Ron?
Isn't it about time you threw in that sweaty towel and get behind the guy who can beat Obama in November?
The BSM (Big Spin Media) is running stories all over the place about the fracture in the Republican ranks, the vast number of conservatives who want somebody other than Romney, etc. CNN even gave Sarah Palin some time (gasp!) and a leading question so they could imply that she might become the nominee if the contest goes to a brokered convention. My local paper, the Tennessean, features a headline announcing "Santorum's Strong Showing Likely to Prolong GOP Contest," while columnist Gail Kerr says "TN Results Underscore GOP Divide."
Let me ask you a simple question. Do you think Obama will beat Romney in TN in November? Remember this is the state which McCain (arguably much more liberal than Romney) carried in 2008 by over 300,000 votes.
The contest is over. Rick, Newt, and Ron are toast.
In November Romney can put a little Obama jelly on that toast and have a nice snack. The President seems to be doing all he can to help. Cartoon by Ken Catalino.