For Mitt Romney, Super Tuesday in the race to win the Republican nomination to challenge Barack Obama for the presidency could be a dream come true.
At a rally yesterday in Ohio, the former governor of Massachusetts didn’t bother attacking his rivals. He went straight for the incumbent President’s record.
“I’m going to go through every single programme and I’m gonna ask this question: Is this programme so critical that it is worth borrowing money from China to pay for it? And if it’s not, I’m going to get rid of it. I’m getting rid of a lot of programmes and first on my list is Obamacare,” said Romney, referring to the President’s controversial health care plan.
US political analysts say Romney must win Ohio.
Ohio gave the nation seven presidents including the well-loved William McKinley. No Republican candidate has ever become president without carrying the Buckeye state, as it’s known.
For Romney to beat Obama, he must beat Santorum first.