THE "conventional wisdom" (as told by the stenography pool, er, "journalists" regurgitating spoon-fed opposition talking points) is that Mitt Romney's Super Tuesday victories, including one in bellwether Ohio, somehow weren't victories at all.
Romney's numbers indicate a manifest weakness, goes the popular narrative, and that – "Mark our words!" – Barack Obama will exploit those weaknesses and dispatch the former Massachusetts governor with ease come November.
What, are they taking blotter acid? Talk about a bad trip.
The simple math and the simple facts tell the real story. Slowly but surely, and quite conservatively, Romney is building a commanding delegate lead.
Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich (and their handlers) can bloviate all they want. But they lack the right stuff to capture the nomination. Heck, Santorum couldn't even get on the ballot in his native Virginia and was ineligible for a third of Ohio's 66 delegates because he couldn't get the paperwork right.
Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee for president – no matter the "reportage" of that stenography pool.