WASHINGTON – The favorite Republican primary Mitt Romney won new victories Tuesday night in five states. Now virtually assured of victory for the presidential nomination, former Massachusetts governor has set the tone for his future campaign by attacking the incumbent President Barack Obama on economic management.
The millionaire has emerged in the states of Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New York. These were the first primaries since the withdrawal, its main rival, the ultra-conservative Rick Santorum, who had opposed a fierce resistance.
It still lacks a few hundred delegates to Mitt Romney to a total of 1,144 needed to win the nomination if they nominate the Republican candidate at the national convention in late August in Tampa, Florida. During Tuesday’s primary, 209 delegates were at stake and he has won at least 146, bringing his total to 844, against 260 for Santorum, 137 for the former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and 79 for Ron Paul Representative from Texas.
“Tonight is the beginning of a new campaign,” Mitt Romney launched his victories, apparently eager to move on to a long and bitter primary battle. After having struggled for months to establish itself as the future Republican candidate in dealing with rivals stronger than expected, Mitt Romney is eager to launch his campaign against his Democratic opponent future, which he denounced the “false promises and soft governance “.
“When I see the millions of Americans without jobs, graduates who can not find jobs, soldiers returning home to join the queues of unemployed, it breaks my heart,” he said. “It does not have to happen like that,” he said. “This is the result of poor leadership and lack of vision.”
For his part, Barack Obama campaigned on the same day in North Carolina and Colorado, ensuring the contrary, the U.S. economy strengthens. “Our companies have created more than 4 million jobs over the past two years, but we all know that there are still too many Americans looking for work or seeking employment paid enough to pay the bills and credit real estate, “admitted the head of the White House. “We still have too many middle-class people who seek the security that began to wane for years before the recession hit.”