Keeping Tabs on Delegate Counts, the Primary Calendar and Repeated Romney Restarts

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NPR's delegate counter and primary calendar. Do you know how many more delegates Mitt Romney needs?

Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney “restarted” his campaign Tuesday night, after sweeping all five state primaries held Tuesday. Wait? Didn’t that happen already? Yes… and no. When Rick Santorum dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination earlier this month, the news angle was very similar to today’s: Romney and Republican strategists can now focus their attention on the real opponent — President Obama. Except today it was Newt Gingrich, not Rick Santorum, acknowledging the mathematical impossibility of his own nomination. Helping the campaign-rebirth metaphor? Romney’s camp, which declared a “new campaign” Tuesday night. So, is this the final Romney restart that voters will experience? That depends… what’s Ron Paul up to?

If you want to get caught up on the surprisingly-entertaining minutiae of delegate counts or primaries, NPR has a primary calendar that let’s you do just that. I could keep writing about it but you can simply click here to visit the real thing.