Romney hits 'magic number' for GOP nomination
May 29th, 2012
09:00 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney hits 'magic number' for GOP nomination

(CNN) – Mitt Romney hit his party's "magic number" on Tuesday, unofficially clinching the Republican presidential nomination in a race he entered as the frontrunner and has had to himself for weeks.

Romney led the pack when he announced his second run for the White House last June, and he has watched his rivals for the nomination slowly trickle out as their own wins looked increasingly unlikely.

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Gurgyl

    This is June he did not even clinch nomination...he is not fit....next,

    May 29, 2012 06:53 am at 6:53 am |
  2. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    It took him long enough to get there with many rivals dropping out. Let us see if the delegates really support him since Ron Paul has been getting libertarian minded people to be delegates.

    May 29, 2012 07:25 am at 7:25 am |
  3. mm

    Big whoop..

    Mitt Romney is the least qualified presidential candidate in history, next to George Bush Jr., whose policies only mirror each other.

    May 29, 2012 08:09 am at 8:09 am |
  4. s

    Acutally who really cares

    May 29, 2012 08:15 am at 8:15 am |
  5. Marie MD

    Is that the same as "magic underwear"?
    Is this such a big deal? He is the last man standing and it took him how long to get the numbers?

    May 29, 2012 08:17 am at 8:17 am |
  6. ST

    Let him hit the magic number, but the big test is lying ahead in Tampa. If I was Romney I will not take the magic number as a big success!

    May 29, 2012 08:17 am at 8:17 am |
  7. Anonymous

    Wait, I thought Ron Paul was taking all the delegates.

    May 29, 2012 08:18 am at 8:18 am |