Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney made a clean sweep as he comfortably won the primaries in Wisconsin,Maryland and Washington DC,tightening his grip on the party’s nomination.
Romney’s win in all the three Republican primaries put him past the half way mark to the 1,144 delegates needed to clinch the party’s nomination to challenge incumbent Barack Obama during the November presidential elections.
“Thank you,Wisconsin! And Maryland! And Washington,DC! We have won a great victory tonight in our campaign to restore the promise of America,” 65-year-old Romney said in his victory speech in Milwaukee,Wisconsin.
Rick Santorum,the former Senator from Pennsylvania,who lost all the three primaries now is pinning all his hopes on the primary in Pennsylvania which is scheduled for April 24.
“I ask you over the next three weeks,this isn’t halftime,no marching bands. We’re hitting the field. The clock starts tonight. We’ve got three weeks to go out here in Pennsylvania and win this state and after winning this state,the field looks a little different in May,” Santorum said in his speech in Pennsylvania.
In his speech in Milwaukee,Romney continued with his attack on the Obama Administration.
“We all know that President Obama cannot run on his record. We know that he can’t run on his broken promises,” the former Massachusetts governor said.
“I seem to remember him saying that he was going to be a uniter,not a divider. Frankly I think this is one of the worst of his broken promises. We don’t need a campaigner in chief. We need a commander in chief. We need a leader that America deserves,” Romney said.