When it comes to the sheer mass of votes cast, Barack Obama -- the man Romney desperately wants to start campaigning against after being so distracted for so long by Santorum — actually had the best night of any presidential contender.
Noam Scheiber is a senior editor of The New Republic.
The good news for Mitt Romney is that he comes out of Tuesday night with a boatload of delegates and a symbolically important win in Wisconsin, where it was once tempting to imagine Rick Santorum pulling off an upset. It's all but certain that Romney will become the GOP nominee, and that he'll do it by nailing down the 1144 delegates he officially needs before this summer's convention.
On the plus side, the ADP National Employment Report issued this morning estimates there were 209,000 jobs added to private employers' payrolls in March. And ADP's data often are something of a predictor for what the Bureau of Labor Statistics will have to say when it issues its monthly numbers. Those March figures are due on Friday at 8:30 a.m. ET.