UNDATED (WSAU) Mitt Romney leaves Wisconsin with a huge primary victory, and a new resolve to defeat President Obama in November. The former Massachusetts governor swept yesterday’s Republican primaries in Wisconsin, Maryland, and Washington D-C. And he picked up 33 delegates in the Badger State to nine for second-place Rick Santorum.
At his victory party in Milwaukee last night, Romney said the Democratic president has become “a little out of touch” with Americans. Romney said Obama and other liberals want a strong economy but quote, “In everything they do, they show they don’t like business very much.” That was in response to Obama’s first major salvo of the campaign, a speech he gave to Associated Press editors at their annual meeting in Washington. The president slammed the Republican federal budget plan drafted by Janesville’s Paul Ryan which passed the House last week. The president called it a “radical” budget and quote, “thinly veiled social Darwinism.” And he accused the G-O-P of becoming so extreme that not even Ronald Reagan – one of the most admired Republicans in recent history – could win a G-O-P primary today.
Romney is just now focusing on November – and he’s got a lot of ground to make up. Obama’s campaign has 10 times more money and five times more staff members. And he’s got history on his side. Only one Republican has defeated an incumbent Democratic president in the last century. That was Reagan, who unseated Jimmy Carter in 1980.