Mitt Romney Takes Nevada
Continuing his triumphant tour of the states, Mitt Romney added one more victory to his impressive list of primary and caucus wins with Saturday’s Nevada caucuses.
Confident that his continuing success will lead to the Republican nomination, Romney turned his attention to what will most likely be his more important campaign rival, President Obama, rather than addressing his fellow Republican rivals.
“America has also had enough of your kind of help,” Romney said, referring to Obama’s efforts to fixing Nevada’s home mortgage crisis and his inability to lower the unemployment rate.
When about 43% of the Nevada votes had been counted, Romney was in the lead by a wide margin, with about 43% of the votes cast for him. Newt Gingrich, Romney’s closest opponent, had gathered about 25% of the votes, and Representative Ron Paul was awarded about 19% of the votes.
Romney addressed his supporters from his Nevada headquarters in Las Vegas, saying to voters there that, “This isn’t the first time you gave me your vote of confidence, but this time I’m going to take it to the White House,” referring to his Nevada victory in 2008.
Romney’s victory speech on Saturday night further confronted Obama:
“This president began his presidency by apologizing for America. He should now be apologizing to America,” Romney told cheering supporters.