Romney sweeps Guam delegates

Rick Moran
It may be only 9 delegates -- but it's nine more than Gingrich or Santorum got.

CNN:

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won the unanimous vote among Guam Republicans to pledge all nine of their delegates to his presidential campaign.

The vote was passed Saturday by all 207 of the 215 registered Republicans in attendance at their yearly convention.

"I am grateful to have won all nine delegates in Guam," Romney said in a statement after the vote. "The people of Guam have always stood bravely for America and the values we hold dear. Today we stand together in our efforts to secure the future that this nation deserves."

Guam's delegates represent less than 1% of the 1,144 votes needed to win the Republican nomination. While the delegates of the pacific island are unpledged, the unanimous support ensures that all nine will vote to nominate Romney at the national convention this August in Tampa, Florida.

The support of Guam's Republicans brings Romney's current delegate count to 438, CNN estimates.

"The focus of Guam is much like the rest of the United States," said Gov. Eddie Baza Calvo. "With that in mind, it's important for us to have a nominee who understands the economy."

Meanwhile, Gingrich says he won't quit even if he loses both Mississippi and Alabama on Tuesday. These are brave words but many Republicans will be asking him on what basis he thinks he should continue to campaign. He is siphoning votes from Santorum, he has little money to get any kind of message out, and he has no chance for the nomination.

If he loses and continues in the race, it will be solely a vanity run.



It may be only 9 delegates -- but it's nine more than Gingrich or Santorum got.

CNN:

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won the unanimous vote among Guam Republicans to pledge all nine of their delegates to his presidential campaign.

The vote was passed Saturday by all 207 of the 215 registered Republicans in attendance at their yearly convention.

"I am grateful to have won all nine delegates in Guam," Romney said in a statement after the vote. "The people of Guam have always stood bravely for America and the values we hold dear. Today we stand together in our efforts to secure the future that this nation deserves."

Guam's delegates represent less than 1% of the 1,144 votes needed to win the Republican nomination. While the delegates of the pacific island are unpledged, the unanimous support ensures that all nine will vote to nominate Romney at the national convention this August in Tampa, Florida.

The support of Guam's Republicans brings Romney's current delegate count to 438, CNN estimates.

"The focus of Guam is much like the rest of the United States," said Gov. Eddie Baza Calvo. "With that in mind, it's important for us to have a nominee who understands the economy."

Meanwhile, Gingrich says he won't quit even if he loses both Mississippi and Alabama on Tuesday. These are brave words but many Republicans will be asking him on what basis he thinks he should continue to campaign. He is siphoning votes from Santorum, he has little money to get any kind of message out, and he has no chance for the nomination.

If he loses and continues in the race, it will be solely a vanity run.