I just read an article "Introducing the Romney Magic Numbers Calculator" which was written on March 22nd, 2012. This article was about Mitt Romney, and how he has pulled away from the rest of the candidates in terms of votes. Mitt Romney is the clear nomination for the Republican candidate, and reaching the 1,144 delegates is not far away. Looking at the polls and graphs that were provided with the article, I saw staggering numbers. In the race for the state of Illinois, Mitt Romney had 429,533 votes, which was about 46.7% of all the votes. The runner up behind him was Rick Santorum, who had 322,423 votes which was about 35.0% of the votes. If what happened in Illinois was any indication of the states to come, there will be no question who will run against Barack Obama.
One quote from the article that stood out to me was "with a slip-up in a key state like California, he could fall just short of it." I found this quote to be important because it shows that even though Romney has dominated the competition, California is still a decisive state. California has the votes that could decide who is the representative for the Republican party.