Romney gobbles up Illinois and perhaps the nomination

I guess it’s not over until it’s over. Aristotle once wrote that while penning a blog on Greek politics on a stone tablet.

Since I did take one philosophy course in college, I’m going out on a limb this morning and write that it indeed is over before it’s over — Mitt Romney is going to be the Republican presidential nominee.

However, if lightning should strike and ignite the biggest miracle since the ’69 Mets and Jets, I reserve the right to saw off that limb. But I’ll make sure someone puts a mattress below to cushion my fall.

Romney romped in Illinois last night and his inexorable march to the nomination is proceeding delegate by delegate, dollar by dollar, boring sound bite by boring sound bite. Your basic war of attrition. No shock and awe, just scorched earth.

However, Rick Santorum is not dead and buried yet, so need to tag his toe. Santorum seems likely to win Louisiana and looks good right now in Wisconsin.

Appears as if the April 24 Pennsylvania primary might not be as meaningless as a preseason NFL game. Santorum, if you recall, is a PA guy. Maybe he’ll have homefield advantage even though he got trounced in his last election at home.