But as he looks to wrap up this nomination fight, the Rush Limbaugh firestorm is complicating life for all of the GOP candidates.
Rush Limbaugh's words have now cost him 7 advertisers, ProFlowers, the latest big money company to flee his show saying his language, "went beyond political discourse to a personal attack and do not reflect our values as a company."
This is what they are talking about...his attack on 30 year old student Sandra Fluke who testified to congress in support of requiring employer funded contraceptive care.
The quote from Rush Limbaugh, "She must be paid to have sex. What does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute."
This weekend, in the face of advertiser uproar, Limbaugh apologized saying, "My choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir. I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices.
"Insulting," Limbaugh's his own words, and much further than the words used by the Republican presidential candidates, who's condemnations all came with equivications or deflections.
Rick Santorum, "He's being absurd, but that's you know, an entertainer can be absurd."
Newt Gingrich, " I think he was right to apologize. But let's talk about apologies for a second. I think the President was totally wrong as Commander In Chief to apologize to religious fanatics while our young men are being killed in Afghanistan.
And Mitt Romney saying, " I'll just say this which is it's not the language I would have used I'm focusing on the issues I think are significant in the country today and that's why I'm here talking about jobs and Ohio."
In no rush to judge Rush, a conservative icon, Romney would love to be talking about Ohio. Polls show him closing there on Rick Santorum. And Romney seems consolodating establishment support, who would love to see this race end.
Check out this phone call going out to voters from former first lady Barbara Bush, " Hi this is Barbara Bush calling for Romney for President on behalf of our friend Mitt Romney.