Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who has spent much of the past six years running for president, won the Texas primary tonight, giving him enough delegates to secure the Republican nomination and run against President Obama.
Romney was declared the Lone Star state winner by the Associated Press shortly after the polls closed at 9 p.m. Eastern time in Texas.
“Our party has come together with the goal of putting the failures of the last three and a half years behind us,” Romney said in a statement. “I have no illusions about the difficulties of the task before us. But whatever challenges lie ahead, we will settle for nothing less than getting America back on the path to full employment and prosperity.”
Congratulations to Governor Romney for his victory in securing the nomination. I've been highly critical of the governor during the GOP nominating process, if you've followed this blog for any length of time. But what is important now and the number one priority is the defeat in November of Richard Milhous Obama. He MUST be defeated. The future of this nation, and that of our children and grandchildren, count on it. If Obama gets a second term (God forbid), I fear it will cement the destruction of the United State of America, as it was founded and as we knew it.
Since you are now the nominee, Gov. Romney, I only hope that you will go after Obama with twice the furvor as you did running against great candidates like Gov. Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich, and Rick Santorum. You do that and Obama will be a One Term President. Don't play this "he's a nice guy" or "he's not a socialist, he's just over his head," crap. We don't need McCain 2.0 in 2012. We need a fighter. Our future depends on it! I can't stress that enough.
No word yet on the Senate race. I'm pulling for Ted Cruz.