With the Republican prize in his Mitt, watch Romney overhaul his transmission as he revs up his engine for Obama

After 43 primaries and caucuses in the Eternal Campaign that was longer than the wait for Godot, Mitt Romney is THE name on the Republican marquee.

Not bad for a granite statue of a man with moving lips.

Romney rolled to double-digit victories in five primaries last night, including our very own Pennsylvania.

Of course, with Rick Santorum gone, it was sort of like earthmover beats tulip.

The drama now as the focus shifts to the fall wrestling match with Barack Obama is how cleverly and transparently Romney can bolt back to the center from the right.

And not come across as a Jell-O parfait of a man in the process.