FOR ALL of his progress in the presidential primary to date, Mitt Romney hasn’t had many big days. In a campaign of baby steps, however, tomorrow should provide a leap forward. The three primaries this week — in Wisconsin, Maryland, and the District of Columbia — may not be headline grabbers, but all are “winner take all.’’ With 100 delegates in play, they could make Romney’s math much simpler, and quickly change the topic of conversation.
Every public poll in the three contests has shown a solid Romney lead. A full sweep would take his delegate total to over 660. Strong showings in New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island later this month should push his total to over 800. That makes it possible for Romney to reach the clinching total of 1,144 as early as the end of May.