Mitt Romney pulled off wins in both Arizona and Michigan primaries yesterday, sending a wave of relief through the board rooms and country clubs of the GOP establishment.
I think this pretty much ends the stage of the campaign where the fringers get their fifteen minutes. Now we’re going to settle into the Inevitability phase, where the mainstream candidate — Mr. Romney — will start his roll to the convention in Tampa and the general election is basically underway from now on. That doesn’t mean the Klown Kar isn’t going to keep going, but it will be purely for the amusement factor. It was fun to watch the warm-up acts of Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, and Rick Perry, and Rick Santorum will probably stick around in Southern states come Super Tuesday, but for now, Mr. Romney can breathe little easier; he’s got this in the bag.