Skip to comments.Romney Holds off Santorum, Wins Michigan Primary [Wins by Narrow 3% Margin, Gingrich Gets 7%]
Posted on 02/28/2012 7:48:01 PM PST by Steelfish
Romney Holds off Santorum, Wins Michigan Primary By Michael O'Brien
. -- Mitt Romney won the Michigan Republican primary on Tuesday, staving off Rick Santorum in the state where Romney was born and raised and avoiding an embarrassing setback for his campaign.
NBC News projected that Romney would win the Michigan primary, along with another primary that took place on Tuesday in Arizona. The crowd here at the Suburban Collection Showplace in suburban Detroit burst into cheers as cable news on projection screens reflected the projection in Michigan.
Mitt Romney won the Michigan Republican primary on Tuesday, a victory that carried symbolic importance after the contest had transformed into a key test of his strength as the campaign's frontrunner.
Romney's victory in Michigan carries symbolic importance after the contest had been transformed into a key test of his strength as the campaign's frontrunner. The results follow a tumultuous three weeks that had both candidates fighting for momentum in the Republican nomination contest. Most of the attention was focused on Michigan, where the results could prove to be a turning point in the race.
Romney romps among nearly all groups in Arizona primary In Michigan, the state where Romney was born and raised and where his father served as governor, the on-again, off-again front-runner had to wage a tougher-than-expected campaign to avoid an embarrassing loss to Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator.
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Not sure how ripping into fellow Conservatives is going to get them to vote for your candidate?
Tell them not me,,all night long,,they put down Rick.Newt doesnt even bother to try in most states and they still say he will win?
Nonsense. Please don't parrot such propaganda.
Just check the polls: Unbridgeable gender gap, a massive chasm with independents, and negatives that fall through the cellar. This is the reality, like it or not.
Like I said, please don't parrot such propaganda. Rumors of Newt's non-viability are greatly exaggerated.
So if Newt had dropped out, his 7% would likely have gone to Santorum and Santorum would have won Michigan.
Newt is the ONLY ONE who will stand up to the press. THEY HATE him. That’s why he doesn’t get much coverage. I am NOT voting for either Santorum OR ROMNEY! They both try to ACT tough but they come across as phonies to me. Since we all know that the GOP candidate will be Romney, thanks to all his money, let’s focus on keeping the House and gaining the Senate.
I'm sure little Ricky will be trying to excuse this stupid move, as will his worshipers, but the rest of the primary will not go so well for him. There are some very shocked voters out there that are very angry with his pandering ways to the Democrats and willful betrayal of everything he claims to be.
This is one of the reasons things are going to turn out badly for conservatives in the general election.
I am do done with Rush, that I will never listed to his arrogant, self centered program again. His ratings are also starting to tank as a result of the revealing things he has done this election. Sanpander is right there with him. Levin is even shocked at what Santorum did.
If 2.5% of Newt’s voters had gone for Santorum he would have won!
Romney hasn't been living in Michigan since he went to Harvard Law School in the early 1970s. He's been in Massachusetts ever since.
He was the "comeback kid" in Michigan. This was Santorum's to lose only a few days ago and he did.
Why stop there....LOL