Im glad Santorum finally quit. I can only dream Romney will do the same. I would settle for Obama instead of Romney any day. Its rather disappointing your article made no mention of Ron Paul. That is who I will be voting for this election, he is the only leader that has genuinely impressed me with his words and actions through the years. Ron Paul 2012.
The Highlight Reel
- Romney swept the April 3 primaries in DC, Maryland, and Wisconsin, picking up 83 delegates to Santorum’s 9, while scooping up 70% of the vote in DC. The Wisconsin win was particularly important for Romney, as it was likely the last straw on the back of the groaning camel known as the Santorum campaign.
- Santorum pulled out ended his campaign last week, avoiding what seems like the harsh and inevitable embarrassment of being beaten in his home state of Pennsylvania by Romney. The former PA Senator had a respectable run, coming out of nowhere as Romney’s main competitor and fighting the good fight to win 11 states—but getting torched by Romney’s ad people and being seen as a sore loser undermining party unity wouldn’t be good for any future political ambitions. Santorum has told his supporters that he expects to remain “active and engaged” in the presidential campaign but has stayed silent on whether he will endorse the frontrunner Mitt Romney (or, as Herman Cain did, endorse every American citizen).
- Shortly thereafter, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett endorsed Mitt Romney.
- Are you sitting down? After a long and vicious race, the Democratic Party has finally announced its nominee for the presidency!
- The Washington Post and ABC News released a poll citing that Americans find Obama more “friendly and likable” than Mitt Romney by more than a 2-to-1 ratio. Sorry, Mittens!
- Yet despite the above poll and Romney’s historic unpopularity (he’s “the least popular of any major party candidate since the organizations began gathering such data in the early 80s”), Obama and Romney seem to have been neck-and-neck in national polls for a while now, including the latest:
- So who doesn’t like Obama? Working-class whites, a group that the President has largely failed to win over in the years since he lost them by 18% to Hillary Clinton in 2008.
- Say hello to the general election? “A new joint fund-raising initiative between Mitt Romney and the Republican National Committee will aim to raise $800 million by November, part of what Mr. Romney’s campaign estimates will be a total of $1 billion spent to defeat President Obama and elect Mr. Romney.”
What’s Up Next
- April 24: Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island go to the polls. New York has a whopping 95 delegates on offer, while Pennsylvania has 72.
- Expect an escalation of the ad war! Here is either an ad attacking Mitt Romney’s moneyness, or a trailer for a Blair Witch Project remake—I can’t tell which.
- Newt Gingrich bitten by a penguin. That is all.
- Mitt Romney is apparently considering making an appearance on Saturday Night Live. So wait, this wasn’t him?
- Man’s best fundraiser: Bo Obama is joining the campaign effort! Happy Anniversary, Bo.
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