Mitt Romney's campaign is doing its best to convince everyone in the Republican party that the nomination contest is over. Romney is the nominee. Everyone should come together and support him against Barack Obama.
But the reality is that 1,144 delegates are needed to win the Republican nomination. After Iowa, Romney has 13 and Rick Santorum has 12. Actually, they both have zero since the delegates chosen in Iowa are not bound by the results of the caucuses. The delegate count race will start on Tuesday with the New Hampshire primary.
Moreover, Romney's Republican opponents have given no sign that they are ready to throw in the towel. After watching his lead dissipate at the hands of Romney's SuperPAC, New Gingrich has just began to fight. His SuperPAC Winning Our Future has just released this ad:
Whether or not this type of attack should be coming from a Republican like Newt who believes in free enterprise will be the subject of much discussion. However, there is no question in my mind that Romney brought on the attack with his actions and words.
Up until Iowa, Newt ran a campaign focused on attacking Obama and offering positive solutions. It was Romney who threw the first punch. Not Gingrich. Also, Romney is mischaracterizing the purpose of private equity firms. It is not to create jobs as Romney has repeatedly stated. Their purpose is to generate profits for their investors. Nothing wrong with that but please Mitt stick to facts.
Pass the popcorn...