Mitt Romney took five more contests on Tuesday winning in Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. It appears as though Newt Gingrich will take second place in Delaware, a state which he staked the remainder of his campaign on. Ron Paul’s strongest showing might end up being second place in Rhode Island but as of right now, he could take second place in New York as well as Connecticut.
Report from CNN:
Mitt Romney swept the five Republican primaries being contested Tuesday, and he turned from securing the Republican nomination and toward the general election against President Barack Obama.
The former Massachusetts governor was projected to win in Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island while New York.
With a big lead in delegates and his nearest competitor out of the race, Romney told a cheering victory rally in New Hampshire, “A better America starts tonight.”
“The last few years have been the best that Barack Obama can do, but it’s not the best America can do,” Romney said. “Tonight is the beginning of the end of the disappointments of the Obama years and it’s the start of a new and better chapter that we will write together.”
Speaking to CNN’s Piers Morgan after Romney’s speech, Obama 2012 press secretary Ben DeBolt said, “The fact is a better title for Gov. Romney’s speech tonight, than ‘A Better America,’ should have been ‘Back to the Future,’ because he’s proposing the same economic policies that got us into the economic crisis in the first place.”
Rumors abound that Gingrich will be reassessing his campaign this week and possibly making a decision on whether to move forward. Tuesday’s result in Delaware won’t give him any momentum.