Romney bags Republican nomination after Texas win

  • Yashwant Raj, Hindustan Times, Washington
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  • Updated: May 31, 2012 01:17 IST

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov Mitt Romney, waves before addressing an audience during a campaign event, in Warwick, Rhode Island. AP/Steven Senne

Mitt Romney clinched the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night, winning the Texas primary and picking up enough delegates to cross the 1,144 mark.

With every opponent out of the race now, Romney is simply rolling through the primaries winning delegates and securing the nomination.

Analysts feel that a Romney presidency would be good for India. Daniel Twining of the German Marshall Fund, a nonpartisan US think tank, said: “Romney would restore US leadership on free trade to deepen economic ties between the US and India.  He would pursue an allies-first foreign policy that accords pride of place to core US partners.”

Sadanand Dhume of the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative US think tank, said: “Conservatives (Republicans) pay more attention to India than liberals (Democrats).”


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