Romney looks to solidify GOP nomination
Voters head to the polls in several states
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- Date Apr 24, 2012
Voters head to the polls in several states
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But did his city everybody is primary day for several states here on the East Coast were glad -- with fast I'm generally I'm John Scott happening now voters head to the polls today in New York Rhode Island Connecticut Pennsylvania.
And Delaware a total of 209 delegates at stake in today's contests Mitt Romney.
Expected to make a clean sweep on the Republican side taking a look at the latest delegate count.
Romney is far out in front with 698 he's closing in on the 11144.
Delegates needed to clinch the nomination.
And although he suspended his campaign Rick Santorum is in second place with 260 -- Gingrich and third with a 137.
Ron Paul trailing with 75.
So what does Mitt Romney need to do to shore up the base and perhaps sealed the deal.
What is now former senior advisor and deputy chief of staff to president George W.
Bush Karl Rove he is also.
A Fox News contributor so is this Mitt Romney's day.
Could be -- 10200 -- delegates up tonight my suspicion is he takes virtually every one of them.
The only interesting -- state on its own it's going to be Delaware where.
Newt Gingrich is basically camped out in the state in this said that he is likely to reconsider his says situation if he loses a statement.
That -- is likely to go from nearly 700 delegates to perhaps.
Close to or above 900 delegates as it did not.
Bill -- told.
Editor of the weekly standard and not normally -- or at least not to this point a Mitt Romney fan.
Has said that Romney essentially needs to be presidential -- over the next six months.
To convince some number of swing voters he can and should be the next president.
The easy way to easiest way to do this is by behaving like a president more like a leader then a campaign her.
Let Obama be shrill let his campaign -- patty meanwhile.
Romney can lay out his governing agenda to restore solvency.
Put us on a path to prosperity attend to our security and safeguard our liberty that is bill crystals and vice what do you think of that advice -- I think there's a lot of wisdom -- bills editorial this week in the weekly standard.
I do if that's the one -- most important things you citizen's second last paragraph weird where he said look the partisans need to keep.
In mind who the swing voters are on the selection by -- are people who voted for President Obama last time around.
Or maybe stayed home -- it but wish the president well.
And that the tone that Romney -- is going to be absolutely vital.
And I think there's I think that's right and I think bill is actually spot on -- -- that Mitt Romney -- to put the emphasis.
On acting presidential -- have one small disagreement it may not even be a disagreement but that.
I do think we're governor Romney does need to use president Obama's words and actions and standards.
To indict -- president Obama's record -- he can't make this all about his own program he's got to put it in a context in that context is.
Pres Obama's come up short on the big -- yet because crystal suggests that.
You run that that Romney run for president and not run against Obama you think there has to be some anti Obama.
Action in there on behalf ms.
-- well I.
I'd say I'd say rather an anti it's a contrast -- that you need to describe what the problems are we have big problems we got a deficit that exploding -- Obama has done.
Has made that worse we got a twelve week recovery the weakest since World War II president Obama's actions.
Have either not affected veterans some instances -- even heard it so there has to be a context established.
But language is vital and bill is absolutely right on this and bills actually write the emphasis needs to be on what Robby is gonna do for the country.
What he you know he needs to reassure people that he's up for the job by acting and being presidential.
What about and Romney some have suggested she is in effect a secret weapon that she is a very powerful campaign -- On his behalf what do you think about using her in the campaign and what what can she do.
I do think spouses -- serve a very valuable role Michelle but Michelle Obama for example -- 2008.
Did a very effective job of she focused on military families in particular.
And a putter and it in it -- in place where she was comfortable with a group that was up for grabs in battleground states like North Carolina and it helped so there's got to be a similar effort to find.
And Romney's own.
Comfort zone and and put her there because.
As we saw in the flap over Hillary rose's comments and Romney can be a very effective advocate for surrogate for her husband.
And -- people look at the president presidential candidates.
In in in -- context one is as a potential leader but they also look at him in the context of what does this person's character like and family speaks a lot to that their their their marriage their children their life speaks a lot to.
That the decisions of people who were who are up for grabs a presidential elections and so.
People need to know more about it -- and hear from him Romney in order to give a better picture of who Mitt Romney and his family and his background and whose values are and so Bill Kristol.
Thinks it can be up president Romney after November.
But of course we're electing more than just the president were electing a house and the senate the top Republican in the house John Boehner.
Had some words of caution on the possibility of Republicans keeping -- house here's what he told our Bill Hemmer.
I'd say there's a two and three champs so we wouldn't.
Control of the house again.
But there's a one -- three chance will be to lose but I'm being myself frank.
We got a big challenge we've got work to do what do you think about.
Carl could Republicans lose control of the house of represented.
-- a lot more sanguine than this speaker is -- been ten presidential reelection since 1936 the White House parties gain seats seven of ten times so you're not guaranteed pick up seats.
The average gain has been twelve seats the biggest gain was in 1944.
-- with 24 seats Republicans every 25 seat margin and with all due respect -- Obama.
He's not Franklin D.
Roosevelt it's not -- you know it's not November of 1944 with the US troops storming across Europe.
And talk to them being taking Berlin bar Christmas so I I think Republicans.
Will keep the house but they -- they will keep that only if they have the mindset that the speaker has which is.
Let's not taken for granted to go all out for any and we need to go all at Ford and not.
I'm glad the speaker you know raise that warning flag and I know personally he is.
He is focused on this same lot and and making certain its members and the party are doing everything they can't bring this bring this majority back -- All right Karl Rove a Fox News contributor Carl thank you.