Mitt Romney’s sweep of Puerto Rico helped him reach the 500 delegate threshold, or 49 percent of the delegates needed for nomination. Romney in the last ten days swept the islands, with Hawaii and Puerto Rico the bigger wins, for a total of 54 delegates.
Rick Santorum may have the passion of the grassroots, but his campaign has been a failure of delegate strategy. Santorum’s collapse in Illinois, at least partially, reflects an under-financed campaign and his failure to file for delegates in parts of Illinois.
The next major milestone will be reaching 573 delegates, or half the goal to the 1,144. April will produce nine contests with more than 375 delegates, including New York and Pennsylvania.
· Romney 55% of decided delegates
· Romney 49% of total for nomination
As my March 7 blog stated, “Santorum and Newt Gingrich have no plausible theory to win the nomination…”