Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 9:56 am
With a decisive victory in Illinois, Mitt Romney is firmly in the driver's seat of the Republican presidential nomination contest.
In a victory speech in Schaumburg, Ill., the former Massachusetts governor thanked his Republican opponents, but very quickly pivoted to the general election against President Obama.
"It's time to say this word," said Romney. "Enough. We've had enough... We need a president who believes in us."
This Romney speech even sounded different. With Romney restating the big ideals of his campaign, it sounded like an acceptance speech.
Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich is asking supporters for small donations to keep his campaign alive. He’s saying those small donations could lead to a large campaign base.