The truth is that Romney does not have enough delegates to claim the title of Republican nominee. He has 573 bound delegates and needs 571 more. To claim otherwise is wishful thinking at best, and an outright lie at worst.
By calling the process over before it is over, as many RINOs, media and pundits are attempting to do, will likely create feeling of disenfranchisement and crack open greater fissures in the Republican base. After all, if a Gingrich or Paul supporter thought the system rigged or that his or her candidate were cheated through early disqualification, that belief might cause thousands of Republican voters to abandon the GOP “annointed one”.