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GOP Base Accepts that Romney Will Be Their Nominee

The bulk of the Republican base has come around to accepting that Mitt Romney will be their nominee. According to Pew Research 74% of Republicans and Republican leaning voters think he will definitely get the nomination.

In addition the poll found that a plurality of the GOP base now feels that continuing the primary is a bad thing.

At this point it is clear that Rick Santorum has over stayed his welcome. Very few Republicans think he has a chance of winning, and most think that by keeping the primary going he is hurting the party’s prospects.

During the primary Santorum did a great job raising his profile and increasing his potential as a spokesman for the conservative movement.  But he is now starting to run the risk of undoing his brand, especially if he is seen as damaging the party by continuing a clearly doomed campaign.

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GOP Base Accepts that Romney Will Be Their Nominee

The bulk of the Republican base has come around to accepting that Mitt Romney will be their nominee. According to Pew Research 74% of Republicans and Republican leaning voters think he will definitely get the nomination.

In addition the poll found that a plurality of the GOP base now feels that continuing the primary is a bad thing.

At this point it is clear that Rick Santorum has over stayed his welcome. Very few Republicans think he has a chance of winning, and most think that by keeping the primary going he is hurting the party’s prospects.

During the primary Santorum did a great job raising his profile and increasing his potential as a spokesman for the conservative movement. But he is now starting to run the risk of undoing his brand, especially if he is seen as damaging the party by continuing a clearly doomed campaign.

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Jon Walker

Jonathan Walker grew up in New Jersey. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 2006. He is now living in the Washington DC area. He created a politics and policy blog, The Walker Report (http://jwalkerreport.blogspot.com/).

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