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It Was Inevitable: Romney’s Win In Illinois Resurrects The I-Word

From Fox News' On The Record with Greta Van Susteren to The Wall Street Journal and Politico, Tuesday's relatively easy win for Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney in the Illinois primary has renewed talk about him being the "inevitable" nominee.

Or, as our colleague Frank James puts it on It's All Politics, the victory over Rick Santorum means Romney may regain his "nomination mojo." NPR Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving says Romney "creeps ever closer to inevitability."

The caveat (there always seems to be one in this year's GOP presidential race) is that "the results still didn't seal the deal for Mr. Romney," according to the Journal. It adds that "while [the win] will boost his lead in the delegate chase, it will take strong performances in contests over the next month for Mr. Romney to claim the 1,144 delegates needed to clinch the nomination, and probably longer than that."

Eyder live blogged as the news came in from Illinois last night. With nearly all precincts reporting, it looks like Romney got about 47 percent of the vote, to Santorum's 35 percent. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas received about 9 percent, and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich trailed with 8 percent. (Full results here.)

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Peking_Duck_SD | March 22, 2012 at 7:49 p.m. ― 5 years ago

Willard is a textbook example of an "empty suit".

This fraud will change his opinions, policies, values - his very ideological core - just to win an election.

He has nothing to offer anyone who is not a multi-millionaire.

As much as I love his dapper Lily Munster streak of white above his sideburns, he is a complete and utter unprincipled political charlatan.

Obama will swallow I'm whole, chew him up, and spit him out in little tiny pieces.

As well he should, Obama is so much better in every respect than this timid flip-flopping fraudulent hack.

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