Illinois behind him and the air of inevitability returns for Mitt Romney. As The Hill reports, the former governor is in DC and holding “private meetings” on Capitol Hill, including with Sen. Jim DeMint and Rep. Paul Ryan. What a difference a primary can make.
This quote in the Washington Post from a Republican voter in Illinois about Mitt Romney about sums it up. “I’m almost enthusiastic.”
Romney’s Illinois win last night confirms that he’ll get the GOP nomination but Rick Santorum is unlikely to drop out, even though his campaign’s most optimistic projection has him short by nearly 150 of the necessary delegates to secure the nomination himself.
So, Romney’s less than triumphant progress to the convention is likely to have some more setbacks on the way, courtesy of Santorum wins.