Make No Mistake: Romney Clinched It

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By Eddie Scarry Comments

The most overused word in headlines in the past 24 hours is exceedingly any variation of “clinch.” What happened to all the thesauruses in America?

No news organization seemed to be able to come up with another verb to describe Mitt Romney officially winning the Republican nomination for president.

WaPo:

ABC News:

CBS News:

WTOP:

Politico:

WaPo (again):

The Daily Caller:

The Hill:

For 2016, here’s a list of words that can be used in lieu of “clinches”: “wins,” “seizes” and “secures.” You’re welcome.