Obama Calls Romney With Congrats On Winning Delegate Count
Matt | On 30, May 2012
We may have found our one shred of dignity for the 2012 campaign season.
President Obama extended an olive branch briefly to presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney on Wednesday when he congratulated him on a campaign milestone.
Tuesday night marked Romney’s unofficial accumulation of the 1,144 delegates to secure the GOP nomination for president. All Romney has to do at this point is accept the official party nomination at the Republican National Convention at the end of August.
According to Obama for America, here’s a little bit about the brief call between Romney and the president:
“President Obama said that he looked forward to an important and healthy debate about America’s future, and wished Governor Romney and his family well throughout the upcoming campaign,” a statement said, according to CNN.com. [SOURCE]
The delegate milestone for Romney cements what people have figured for months now. After Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich dropped like flies out of the race, the delegates were all for the taking in Romney’s case. It is now a head-to-head contest between the former Massachusetts governor and the president in the fall.