Thursday, March 15, 2012

Romney: No brokered convention

Mitt Romney talked to Fox News' Bill Hemmer Thursday morning.

They discussed the state of the GOP nominating contest, the price of gas, and Afghanistan — among other issues.

The interview started with Hemmer commenting how relaxed Romney looked.

"I feel relaxed. I'm here with you," Romney replied.

Romney was dismissive of Newt Gingrich's claim that he can get gas to $2.50 a gallon: "No one can guarantee what the price of oil is going to be."

The former Massachusetts governor also said he would consider visiting Afghanistan if he becomes the GOP nominee.

Romney also noted, that despite speculation Gingrich was working to keep him from reaching the necessary 1,144 delegates to clinch the nomination, the race wouldn't go the August convention in Tampa.

"Look, we're not going to go to a brokered convention," he said.

"One or the other of us among the three or four that are running is going to get the delegates necessary to become the nominee. As it gets closer towards the end, it's going to be clear we've got someone who's in the strong lead. The states that remain will vote for that person and that person will get the delegates and become the nominee."

Fox News didn't have the complete video online but here is what they had:

— posted by Emily Goodin