Mitt Romney is now being predicted the overall winner of the GOP primary in Texas, having gathered in 70% of the vote according to CBS
. The former Massachusetts Governor is postulated to now have more than enough delegates to clinch the Republican nomination with the 1,198 delegates being counted in his favor , and only 1,144 being required.
The CBS delegate totals link
shows Congressman Ron Paul, the only other person still even marginally in the race, with 121 delegates.
quotes Romney as saying:
"Our party has come together with the goal of putting the failures of the last three and a half years behind us," Romney said. "I have no illusions about the difficulties of the task before us. But whatever challenges lie ahead, we will settle for nothing less than getting America back on the path to full employment and prosperity."
Romney in the meantime spent Tuesday evening in Las Vegas with Donald Trump while attending a fund raiser. Fund raising has taken some odd twists for both of the candidates, with Romney now receiving more attention and money from Wall Street than Obama. CNN
reports that Romney has gotten more than $8.5 million from individual donors in the securities and investment industry. Obama has in the same period of time, raised only $3 million dollars.
The Obama Bain Capital
ad campaign seems to have resonated poorly with Wall Street with the ad being the subject of an article at the Washington Post.
Quoted at CNN
"They have basically ditched Obama," said John Dunbar, the managing editor for politics at the Center for Public Integrity. "Romney is just a much friendlier candidate if you are a banker."
With only the two main characters left standing at this point, the rhetoric of the election is set to escalate dramatically and each camp is apparently ready for the upcoming election brawl.