Romney clinches Republican nomination; says job not done yet

Romney clinches Republican nomination; says job not done yet

Mitt Romney, the former Governor of Massachusetts, today clinched the nomination of the Republican Party to challenge the incumbent US President Barack Obama in the November presidential elections.

Following the Texas primary, 65-year-old Romney bagged enough delegates to cross the bench mark of 1,144 necessary to clinch the Republican presidential nomination.
Romney in a statement said he is honoured and humbled to have won enough delegates to become the Republican Party's 2012 presidential nominee.

However, he said that the job is not done yet."Our party has come together with the goal of putting the failures of the last three and a half years behind us. I have no illusions about the difficulties of the task before us," Romney said.

"But whatever challenges lie ahead, we will settle for nothing less than getting America back on the path to full employment and prosperity.

"On November 6, I am confident that we will unite as a country and begin the hard work of fulfilling the American promise and restoring our country to greatness," he said.

Romney would be declared the official nominee of the party at the Republican National Convention to be held in Tampa in the week of August 27.

Romney has also become the first Mormon presidential nominee of a major party.
Yesterday, Romney promised the electorate that he will get things better if elected on November 6.

"I can assure that if I get elected, with your help I will make things better. Now, the last four years have been a disappointment for the American people," Romney said at a campaign rally in Colorado.

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