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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

In Michigan, A Win's A Win

It is in Arizona Too.

"We didn't win by a lot, but it was enough", said Romney after winning primary votes in both Michigan (his home state where his father once governed) and Arizona (where Jan Brewer, after endorsing Romney last week, has to be proud).

Romney didn't sing this time (as he did after learning President Obama sang during a campaign event) but he did comment saying, "The people of Michigan looked into the hearts of the candidates, and all I have to say is 'I love you back."

Still not over 50%, Romney received 41% of the votes in his Michigan home town, in front of Rick Santorum who received a close 37%.  Ron Paul received 12%, beating out Newt Gingrich with just 7%.

In Arizona a different picture is painted with Romney winning higher with 49% of the votes. Rick Santorum trailed considerably with just 25%.  Voters again voted just 12% for Ron Paul, while Gingrich saw a slight uptick at 9%.

Is America really starting to accept Romney, or any of the other candidates as a viable options to defeat President Obama?

Writes CNN reporter Candy Crowley, "Uh, no."

But the win does give Romney momentum going into Super Tuesday which takes place on March 6.

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