Thursday September 24, 2020

South Carolina could seal it for Romney

With Republican Party diehards failing to back a single candidate, Mitt Romney is in pole position to take advantage of a split conservative vote, writes Niall Stanage.

15th January, 2012
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Mitt Romney greets supporters at a campaign rally in Columbia, South Carolina. Photo: Getty

Mitt Romney's rivals for the Republican presidential nomination are running out of time to stop him. That being so, the days leading up to Saturday's South Carolina primary could be the most vicious of the race to date.

Romney has won both contests so far in the nomination process - the Iowa caucuses which took place on January 3 and the New Hampshire primary a week later - becoming the first Republican who is not...

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