As goes Guam, so goes the nation

I guess if anyone was chuckling over Mitt Romney’s decision to send his son Matt out to Guam this week, they can cut themselves a big ole’ slice of humble pie. It must have helped, since Mitt cleaned up with 83% of the vote there.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won the unanimous vote among Guam Republicans to pledge all nine of their delegates to his presidential campaign.

The vote was passed Saturday by all 207 of the 215 registered Republicans in attendance at their yearly convention…

The support of Guam’s Republicans brings Romney’s current delegate count to 438, CNN estimates.

That wasn’t the only place where Mitt was feeling the island love, as he also managed a clean sweep in the Northern Marianas.

Another victory for presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. He’s won the Republican caucus in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, picking up nine delegates from the U.S. territory.

Romney won 87 percent of the 848 votes cast Saturday on the main islands of Saipan, Tinian and Rota.

Rick Santorum got 6 percent. Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich got 3 percent each on the main island of Saipan.

True, we’re not talking about a large number of voters here. (Guam had even less than the Marianas, with barely 200 people participating.) But 18 delegates is still better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick. Team Mitt released a quick note of thanks on the campaign web site.

“I am grateful to have won all nine delegates in Guam, and I am pleased that my son Matt was able to visit the island on my behalf and be there for the caucuses. The people of Guam have always stood bravely for America and the values we hold dear. Today we stand together in our efforts to secure the future that this nation deserves. I am honored to have won the Guam caucuses, an important milestone in my quest to restore America to the principles and practices that made us great.”

This weekend will also see primary circus stops in Kansas and Wyoming, as well as the Virgin Islands. For the latter, Mitt must be feeling pretty confident about now.

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