In terms of the 2012 election, US President Barack Obama has had a rough week.For one, in the two weeks since their last primaries, the Republicans have finally begun to coalesce around Mitt Romney as their candidate, a phenomenon amply documented by videos on YouTube.
First, New Gingrich lost his primary backer when American casino magnate Sheldon Adelson reluctantly pulled the financial plug. Despite having invested $16.5 million into Gingrich’s campaign, Adelson confessed to the Jewish Journal (after explaining why he dislikes both Santorum and Romney) that Gingrich is “at the end of his line.”Polling in last place at seven percent, Gingrich decided that, with a campaign racking up more debt than money, it was time to cut about a third of his staff and focus his energies on surviving until the convention, which remains his best bet at securing his political future and having some say in the party platform.Romney took the lead over rival Rick Santorum in polls for Tuesday’s primary in Wisconsin, a race many political observers believe will seal Romney’s front-runner status should he win (DC and Maryland also vote on Tuesday). Feeling the pressure, the usually-mild-mannered Santorum was caught cussing in a tense exchange with a New York Times reporter:
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