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Official statement by Romney campaign that he has 1144

Playing chess against Ron Paul, Romney puts his king forward, very foolish when he sees he is losing his defense in this way.

"LAS VEGAS--Mitt Romney mathematically clinched the Republican nomination for president on Tuesday, accumulating enough delegates from his win in the Texas primary to pass the 1,144 needed to secure the nomination at his party's convention in August. The milestone for the former Massachusetts governor comes four years after he lost the nomination to Sen. John McCain and nearly two months after his closest challenger, Rick Santorum, suspended his campaign.

Romney, who is campaigning in Las Vegas, said in a statement issued by his campaign said he was "honored" and "humbled" to have won the nomination, though he acknowledged the upcoming general election won't be easy."

"And remember, a half-truth is far more dangerous then a complete lie, because the complete lie is going to be discovered sooner or later - just a little intelligence is needed. But the half-truth is very dangerous, even intelligent people, very intellige