Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s campaign has taken to proclaiming that the math is on his side, and that even if he loses some primaries by narrow margins his count of delegates will continue growing.
A Romney victory is not a sure thing, however. Even former Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele does not believe that Romney will be able to pin down the 1,144 delegates needed to clinch the nomination prior to next summer’s Republican convention.
In an interview on MSNBC, Steele explained that “if you take the most generous number of delegates that Romney would have at this point … give him all of the remaining winner-take-all states, he still doesn’t get to 1,144 when the remaining states are proportional.”
“Where Rick Santorum may need to reach 60 or 70 percent, Newt the same, Mitt’s going to have to win 50 to 60 percent of that vote,” Steele continued. “And do you see Mitt taking 50 to 60 percent of those proportional delegates votes? No.”