Tuesday, April 10, 2012

GOP 2012 Nomination Race: The End Is Near

By Adam Bitely

It appears that the fat lady has finally sung and the curtain is closing on the Republican contest for the Presidential nomination. She appears to be singing about Mitt Romney’s victory.

For those that believe there is still a chance for one of the other candidates to somehow stage a spring comeback — think again.
Over the weekend, Newt Gingrich went out of his way to let the media know that he has made peace with Romney. As Newt put it on Fox News Sunday, “I hit him as hard as I could, he hit me as hard as he could. Turns out he had more things to hit with than I did. That's part of the business.”

As Politico reported, Mitt responded to Newt’s comments on the Mike Huckabee radio program saying, "It was not a surprise — he and I have spoken from time to time, and in fact he and I have been together with our wives and spoken." Mitt continued saying that Newt is "pretty open eyed about this, we talk about where are at this stage, and the likelihood that I will get the delegates to become the nominee."

Mitt is now openly bragging that it is nearly impossible for any of the other candidates to pass him in the race for convention delegates.

While Gingrich hasn’t formally dropped out, it appears that he is positioning himself for political life after Romney’s claims to the nomination are complete. After all, Newt needs all the allies he can get after he drops out of the race, especially after one of the think tanks that he manages went bankrupt late last week.
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