So Rick Santorum won Louisiana yesterday, 49% to 27% for Mitt Romney. Santorum picked up 10 delegates while Romney picked up 5. There are still 31 delegates that have not been allocated for Louisiana. While this is somewhat humiliating for Mitt Romney, it doesn’t change the outlook much.
In the only GOP Primary race that matters, Brokered Convention picks up 5 more delegates than Romney, but still remains 108 delegates behind. Here’s the updated chart, with numbers from The New York Times, as always.
April should be a good month for Romney with contests in DC, Maryland, Wisconsin, Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. Aside from Rick Santorum’s home state of Pennsylvania, none of those states look to be upset opportunities for Team Froth.
Wisconsin joined states like Michigan and Ohio as a state that had shown early polls with a Santorum lead and then swinging back to a Romney lead as the primary approached. Nate Silver now projects a Romney with a 96% chance of victory there.
Romney, who has always been considered inevitable by political experts, will most likely wrap this up sometime in June, well ahead of the convention. Pressure is beginning to mount within the GOP for Santorum and Gingrich to stop this embarrassment, but neither seem inclined to do so.
Previous update here.