Our next President of the United States, Willard Mitt Romney, won all five of the states which held a primary yesterday. New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Rhode Island and Connecticut were all easy victories, as Romney exceeded 50% in each. Speaking at a rally last night in New Hampshire, Mitt Romney kicked off his general election campaign against Barack Obama, declaring that a ′better America′ is on its way. The Mitt-ster even got creative and used ′fairness; against Obama, citing policies of the current administration that are unfair to the Middle Class and to future generations. Romney′s big line of the evening was when he described how Obama will try to use diversions to keep attention away from the real issue of the moment. ″Its still about the economy, and we′re not stupid!″
So the next six months and change will be about the failure of the Obama version of hope and change. Obama has had more than 3 years to fix the economy and has made no positive headway. We still have an ailing housing market. We still have a financial system loaded with toxic assets. We still have a general lack of credit available to the markets. We still have a convoluted Byzantine system of tax and regulatory policies that make doing business or earning a living difficult. And we are still sinking deeper into National Debt.
Mitt Romney will be the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, there is no doubt about that after last night. Rick Santorum barely got 20% of the vote in his home state of Pennsylvania. Newt Gingrich, who spent most of his remaining resources and time in Delaware, only managed 27% in that winner-take-all state primary. Ron Paul got some votes, too, finishing second in three states, for all the good it will do him.
The real battle between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney now begins in earnest. While most of the national polls give Obama a slight lead, the numbers have been tightening and we can expect that to continue. Obama will now attempt to paint Romney as some wild-eyed radical Conservative. Good luck with that one! About the only thing radical of Mitt Romney when he switches from wearing a blue tie with white stripes to wearing a blue tie with silver stripes. Stock up on the smelling salts!