Mitt Romney said on Thursday there is no chance there will be a brokered Republican convention, and that he is generally pleased with the way the primary process has turned out.
Romney sat down with Fox News for what he called a “relaxed” interview—the second he has done with the network in two days. He said if Newt Gingrich were to drop out and give his delegates to Rick Santorum, it still would not affect the eventual outcome of the race.
“We’re not going to go to a brokered convention,” Romney said. “The states that remain will vote for that person, and that person will get the delegates, become the nominee.”
Romney backed away from comments one of his aides made recently, saying that it would take an “act of God” for Santorum to win the nomination.
“Anybody has a shot at becoming the nominee,” Romney said. “A good, spirited contest prepares us for what's going to happen with President Obama.” He continued, “I’m perfectly pleased with the process we’ve had.”
On Wednesday night, Megyn Kelly grilled Romney on Fox News, challenging the former Massachusetts governor on why he hasn’t wrapped up the nomination and on several political gaffs. When pushed on his wealth, he responded in frustration: “Guess what? I made a lot of money. I’ve been very successful. I’m not going to apologize for that.”
Following his poor showing in the South on Tuesday, Romney is gearing up for important contests in Puerto Rico and Illinois in the next week—where a total of 92 delegates at stake.