Romney's Numbers Underwhelm in Final Primary Contests

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Seriously, who could get excited over Mittens? Go read the rest at the link.

While Barack Obama has had his own troubles with protest votes on the Democratic side of the ticket in recent primaries (e.g. West Virginia, Kentucky, Arkansas), presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney is also turning in less than convincing performances to assuage doubts that he has solidified the GOP base behind him, despite effectively wrapping up the party's nomination more than a month ago.

Romney again failed to reach the 70 percent mark in both primaries held on Tuesday - tallying 68.3 percent in Arkansas and barely getting two-thirds of the vote in Kentucky (66.8 percent).

With the nomination not in doubt for the former Massachusetts governor, the scale of his victories in the remaining contests may seem trivial at first blush.

However, when comparing Romney's primary resume against his predecessors, the collective level of support lingering for Ron Paul, Rick Santorum, and even Newt Gingrich in these waning primaries may be cause for concern.

Political Cartoon is by Kevin Siers in The Charlotte Observer.

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