1. 2012

    Romney Crushes Gingrich in Florida

    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, waves to supporters at his Florida primary primary night rally in Tampa, Fla., Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Gerald Herbert / AP Photo

    The momentum is definitely back with Mitt Romney's campaign after it cruised to a decisive victory over Newt Gingrich in the Florida primary. Romney took 46.4 percent of the vote, while Gingrich took 31.9 percent. In true frontrunner fashion, Romney used his victory speech to take aim at President Obama, saying, “Mr. President, you were elected to lead. You chose to follow. Now it’s time for you to get out of the way.” Romney also defended the tone of the Florida primary, which was so overwhelmingly negative it has some party leaders worried. “A competitive primary does not divide us,” said Romney. “It prepares us.”

    Read it at The Washington Post