Mitt Locks It Up
Romney wins enough delegates in Texas to win the nomination.
Mitt Romney’s been declared the "Presumed Republican Nominee" for President.
Texas put him over the top. Romney now has 1,174 delegates - more than enough to win the nomination.
Mitt Romney now has 30 more delegates than he needs to win the Republican nomination. In Las Vegas last night he slammed President Obama. "He's been a big disappointment hasn't he? . . . Sometimes I just don't think he understands what it takes to help people," said Mitt Romney, (R) Presidential Candidate.
Analysts say Romney’s testing his message to undecided voters. "Independent voters aren't making up their minds up right now, we've seen in past campaigns they make up their minds very late." Tony Fratto/ Fmr. Deputy Assistant to President George W. Bush
At a Vegas fundraiser, Romney teamed up with Donald Trump, who told supporters the U.S. is borrowing too much money from China: "They look at us, they laugh at us, they think we're stupid. When he's President they will no longer think we're stupid," said Romney Supporter, Donald Trump.
Romney is taking heat for associating with Trump, who's still questioning whether President Obama was born in the U.S.
The Obama campaign called trump a "charlatan"... And said Romney shows a "lack of moral leadership" by not telling Trump to knock it off. "Far be it from me to suggest to the Donald what he should do," said Newt Gingrich, (R) Former Presidential Candidate.
Romney's now released his own Michigan birth certificate to Reuters, after birthers suggested he was born in Mexico.
Tracie Potts, NBC News.