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 winner takes all, is it?
Oh, and I forgot...CRAP!!!
This is exactly what happens when marginal candidates in a race like Gingrich in MI can wreak havoc and give us Romney.
Only in AZ but not in MI
So Newt gets 7%. Gingrich didn’t politic in Michigan. He left it all for Ricky to play with Mittens.
Yep, saw that coming.
One Freaking debate caused this? The stuplification of the American Idol generation.
This country is so screwed.
Saving grace is Santorum will still get about 11-13 delegates.
How can you blame Newts 7% for Romneys win?
Why not blame Pauls 15% or the open primary?
Marginal? That’s cute.
Gingrich had no business being in this race. Romney should have been frank and thanked Gingrich profusely. Now Romney gets the big headlines of the night, a big bump, momentum, and now have it all wrapped up by Super Tuesday.
Get out Newt! Please!
Take away the Dem votes for Santorum, and Romney gets a few more percentage points in reality...
Santorum really not as close a 3%, imo.
Paul supporters are libertarian nut-heads. Mostly it is males who vote for Gingrich and Santorum. If Gingrich pulled out of MI, Santorum would likely have made the biggest upset of this race, it would have been seismic.
Even Super Tues may not push this thing over the proverbial hump.
I think like 67% of the overall delegates remain after Super Tues.
This election cycle has become a fiasco.
I am no Paul supporter, but yo can hardly blame Newt.
I think a lot of the reason Rick polled well is that he courted big labor Dems, and tonight after the win he is talking of taking away the stuff they care about.
Rick is playing with fire IMHO
Evangelicals always go for Santorum, I wonder why Catholics don’t like Santorum.
Gingrich is the only one of the four qualified to be POTUS. Gee, they repeat and take as their own just about every idea he has.
Of course the only guy actually talking about issues should leave so that we can vote between two vapid empty suits?
Too many socially liberal Catholics.