February 7, 2008


Romney faces long odds for nomination (GLEN JOHNSON, 2/08/08, Associated Press)

The former Massachusetts governor had 294 delegates to the Republican National Convention after voting Tuesday in 21 nominating contests; 1,191 are needed to become the party's nominee.

The counting of Super Tuesday delegates continued Wednesday, but front-runner John McCain was in position to win a large share of those remaining delegates after winning most of the contests.

More problematic for Romney, only about 1,200 delegates remained to be won before New Mexico wraps up the nominating process on June 3. That means to secure the nomination he would have to win more than three-fourths of that delegate pool.

...not basic math.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 7, 2008 9:42 AM
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