The fight for the Republican nomination, by the numbers
March 19th, 2012
04:56 PM ET
11 years ago

The fight for the Republican nomination, by the numbers

Washington (CNN) - As the Republican primary reaches its halfway point, the question of inevitability is a main topic of conversation. Is former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who holds a sizable lead in delegates, destined to be the Republican nominee for president in 2012?

While Romney's campaign says yes, his three rivals argue otherwise.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Republicans • Rick Santorum
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  1. Namejkane fl live from teapublican moon base no taxes, no regulation no health care, free gas.

    The only jobs romney ever created are on his campaign staff for soon to be to failed presidential bids and a failed senate bid , three time loser!!!!

    March 19, 2012 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  2. Namejkane fl live from teapublican moon base no taxes, no regulation no health care, free gas.

    Three time loser , moon bus is waiting and take truth with the rest of the republican monkeys!!!

    March 19, 2012 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  3. cali girl

    In the picture he looks like he is about to do a handstand, then go Ta Da!!

    March 19, 2012 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  4. GonzoinHouston

    Romney needs 1144 delegates to clinch. He'll get them, but will come to the convention with about 1445. By the time he finishes making the deals he will need to pull the party together, he will be forced so far to the right that all the independents, and all the republicans to the political left of Barry Goldwater, will bolt to Obama or just stay home.

    Sorry Four, Truth, and the rest, but you WILL have Obama to kick around for another four years!

    March 19, 2012 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  5. Luke Brown

    Mittens has a ways to go. I say let Santorum and Gingrich slug it out, then at the convention one can endorse the other.

    March 19, 2012 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  6. GOP Observer

    Obama did not clinch the nomination until June CNN is a lef wing Democratic extension of the White House filling the Internet witj lies and misinformatin

    Nancy Crowley ought to be investigated fo r the lies she spews out

    March 19, 2012 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  7. Gfoos

    This guy is a wall street puppet and a phony. "Vote Romney! For the best government money can buy!"

    March 19, 2012 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  8. Matthew

    Rick Santorum will win Illinois then won't look back. Then beat Obama!

    March 19, 2012 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  9. chrisnot

    These guys, Romney and Santorum, keep saying Pres. Obama is stripping us of our freedom. I haven't missed much lately but I would like the freedom to go to a doctor without fearing bankruptsy. Two and one half days hospital.., pneumonia.., fluids and antibiotics.., $12K. Appendectomy.., $45K. Tooth extraction.., $300. God forbid you need a C-scan. Santorum knows well what god forbids..., he thinks god forbids Romney. Romney objects but is afraid to say why because he just might have to get off that very comfortable fence he's siting on.

    March 19, 2012 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |