Romney sweeps all three Tuesday primaries; Santorum still not ready to give up
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Romney sweeps all three Tuesday primaries; Santorum still not ready to give up

Milwaukee : WI : USA | Apr 04, 2012 at 12:27 AM PDT
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As the November general elections loom closer and the race with President Obama begins to shape up, Romney declares his victory in all three states of Wisconsin, Washington D.C and Maryland, on Tuesday.

Until Tuesday, the state of Wisconsin was largely viewed as one dominated by conservative voters more likely to favor former Pennsylvanian Senator, Rick Santorum. However, Romney’s unexpected victory in Wisconsin along with his other two wins that were predicted long before he started campaigning, presents a critical turning point in the GOP race since it has began to look extremely unlikely that any candidate other than Romney, could make it to the 1,144 delegates required to win the nomination, by July.

Rick Santorum however, refuses to accept that, insisting the race has only gone half way, considering the number of states that have voted so far. “We’ve now reached the point where it’s halftime,” Santorum said while addressing a cheering crowd in Mars, Pa. is native land. “Who’s ready to charge out of the locker room in Pennsylvania for a strong second half?” Santorum predicts that winning in Pennsylvania on 24th April primaries can potentially turn the “tide of revolution” making the flied look a lot different in May.

Romney, at the same time, appears to be switching into the election mode as he shifts his focus to Obama in his post victory remarks Tuesday night. "The president has pledged to 'transform America,' and he has spent the last four years laying the foundation for a new government-centered society," Romney said in Wisconsin according to a report on MSNBC.

"These last few years have been difficult, made worse by mistakes and failures of leadership," Romney pointed to the raising energy prices and the high unemployment rate, BBC reported. "I will spend the next four years rebuilding the foundation of our Opportunity Society, led by free people and free enterprises."

Romney’s remarks come in response to the President’s speech on Tuesday afternoon in which he attacked Romney by name for the first time over the claims he made regarding Ryan’s proposed budget calling it a “thinly veiled social Darwinism”.

Romney has spent $53 million just on television advertising compared to $27 million spent by all three rivals combined. While Paul came third and Newt Gingrich fourth in Wisconsin, Gingrich vows to continue the race until the August convention, while Paul is hoping for a victory in his native state of Texas.

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A supporter takes a photo of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney during his Wisconsin and Maryland primary night rally in Milwaukee
A supporter takes a photo of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney during his Wisconsin and Maryland primary night rally in Milwaukee
Wendy Zachary is based in Texas, Texas, United States of America, and is a Reporter for Allvoices.
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