Clarity…in a muddled sort of way.

Clarity…in a muddled sort of way.

While the remaining candidates now have no hope of eclipsing Romney's delegate lead, Romney's path to the 1,144 delegates needed to clinch the nomination remains unclear.

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Mitch Daniels to the rescue?

Mitch Daniels to the rescue?

The possibility now exists that the nomination will not be secured by anyone in the field by the time that the GOP convenes in Tampa on August 27 and there is a growing desire among some GOP leaders for a fresh face to enter the race. One name that keeps coming up: Indiana governor Mitch Daniels.

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A good night for Santorum.

A good night for Santorum.

For the past three weeks, Newt Gingrich has been calling on Rick Santorum to quit the race in order to unite conservatives behind a Romney alternative. In Missouri and Minnesota on Tuesday, conservatives got a look at what a one-on-one between Santorum and Romney might look like. That picture should be discomfiting to Romney. The scenario was on particular display in Missouri, where Gingrich did not bother to get on the ballot. One-on-one against a vastly better funded Romney, Santorum trounced the presumptive frontrunner, winning every county...

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It’s now Romney’s to lose.

It’s now Romney’s to lose.

Time and again Gingrich has been knocked down only to rise again. But the Lazarus-like resurrection of Newt Gingrich that followed out of South Carolina didn’t hold up in Florida. Romney beat Gingrich by over 250,000 votes and 14 percentage points to take all 50 delegates from the Sunshine State and gain increasingly unstoppable momentum in the Republican nomination race. It’s now Romney’s nomination to lose, a fact that still doesn’t sit that well with many Republicans. The Saturday Night Live gag featuring a Romney...

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Lazarus is raised (again).

Lazarus is raised (again).

The inevitability of a Romney nomination hit a serious speed bump Saturday in South Carolina. That speed bump got put in place on the preceding Monday as a result of a stunningly effective debate performance by former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. In a four-minute and thirty second exchange between Gingrich and Fox News moderator Juan Williams, the fundamental choice that will be on offer in the November election was displayed in sharp relief. An articulate and passionate real-world illustration given by Gingrich in answer to a...

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