The results of primaries in Wisconsin, Maryland and the District of Columbia, site of the U.S. capital, confirmed the predictions:is increasingly closer to getting the nomination by the Republican Party.
With victories Tuesday in three states, the former governor of Massachusetts increases the pressure on their rivals, for whom the possibility of reversing this situation is becoming more hypothetical.
Rick Santorum, the aspirant who follows in order of preference Romney , has seen his star eclipsed in recent weeks. After a series of victories in February and March in various partial consultations, expectations were raised about his figure and led some to predict that it would be the candidate of the conservative force.
No But the former senator from Pennsylvania testified in recent weeks how important figures in his party backed the pointer as part of a strategy to focus efforts on a single candidate who, ultimately, prevent the re-election in November of President Barack Obama.So , the backing of former governor of Florida, considered by many to be one of the "heavyweights" of the conservatives, the former president George HW Bush, the senator from Florida and the Tea Party, ultra-conservative core of the Republican side, are the Romney most significant adhesions.
Santorum defended his weekend stay in the race, while Romney said has been unable to reach out to conservatives and the rest of the contenders of the party, and that is a handicap to win the election, said in an interview with Fox News.
However, Romney's team implemented a strategy to ensure victory as soon as possible. 's victory on Tuesday would be part of a plan to force your opponents to recognize that the applicant Mormon faith the candidate is inevitable, even as they keep their nominations to the end.
As part of these efforts, Romney hopes to defeat Santorum in his home state, Pennsylvania, during the primaries of April 24, which would constitute a dramatic effect against the former senator.
Although Connecticut, Delaware, Rhode Island and New York will also be holding elections that day, alone in the northeastern state real possibilities Santorum has imposed.
A defeat there would be like a final bell for former senator who is heralded as the true conservative in the race. Last night, knowing the results, Santorum said he would bet on to win the Texas primary, the upcoming May 29, when placed on thin 155 contention.