Mitt Romney Coasts in Nevada
While thanking the Silver State for giving him his second consecutive win and the largest share of the state's 28 delegates, the GOP presidential front-runner traveled the high road all the way. He mentioned not a single one of his opponents by name and stayed focused on President Barack Obama's record.
He repeated his oft-made promise to repeal the federal health-care law, grow jobs and increase military spending.
"This president began his presidency by apologizing for America," Romney told his supporters. "He should now be apologizing to America."
The former Massachusetts governor blamed the president for 36 consecutive months of unemployment above 8 percent, which, he said -- addressing Obama -- "is the red line your own administration drew."
Media sources declared the winner early. With 45 percent of the precincts reporting, Romney had 43 percent of the vote, Newt Gingrich 26 percent, Ron Paul had 19 percent and Rick Santorum 13 percent.