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    Romney wins pivotal Michigan primary as well as Arizona

    DEARBORN, Mich.--Mitt Romney secured an important win Tuesday night over Rick Santorum in Michigan, in addition to handily winning Arizona one week before Super Tuesday.


    "We didn't win by a lot, but we won by enough, and that's all that counts," Romney told a crowd gathered at his victory party in Novi, Mich.
    Romney's victory in Michigan is due to 2 factors:

    1) Santorum's extremism

    2) Voters felt that Romney was the most electable.

    And now, Romney is back on top.

    Article is here.

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    Re: Romney wins pivotal Michigan primary as well as Arizona

    Nice pic. And I'm not surprised. Somehow I felt Santorum wasn't gonna win.
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    Re: Romney wins pivotal Michigan primary as well as Arizona

    About what I expected to happen. Of course a Romney nomination ensures 4 more years of Obimbo as much as a Santorum nomination does, so it's really a race for First Loser come November.

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    Re: Romney wins pivotal Michigan primary as well as Arizona

    Man, if Romney actually said that, I would vote for him in a heartbeat.

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    Re: Romney wins pivotal Michigan primary as well as Arizona

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    About what I expected to happen. Of course a Romney nomination ensures 4 more years of Obimbo as much as a Santorum nomination does, so it's really a race for First Loser come November.
    Who can beat Obama?
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    Re: Romney wins pivotal Michigan primary as well as Arizona

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    Who can beat Obama?
    I don't believe there is a Republican nominee who can. That is mostly because the Republican party has no singular philosophical base to depend on at this time. The Conservatives will not vote for a Romneyesque candidate and the Centrist/Moderate wing will not vote for a Santoum-type. That means the party cannot stand united behind any candidate and will therefore continue to lose until one faction or the other is removed from the equation by being cast out of the party.

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    Re: Romney wins pivotal Michigan primary as well as Arizona

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Romney's victory in Michigan is due to 2 factors:

    1) Santorum's extremism

    2) Voters felt that Romney was the most electable.
    Interesting but stereotypical dana anaylsis here.

    Let me take a different spin however.

    This is Romney's home state, one in which his father was governor of, and one in which he won handedly 4 years ago. The very fact he won by only 3% of the vote should not be cause to celebrate singularly but also a cause for worry. There's as much there to suggest that it wasn't Santorum's "Extremism" itself that thwarted his ability to overtake Romney but rather a matter of tactics...going more heavily into the Social realm of things then the economic message he was pushing a bit earlier (one of my big issues with him that I figured would start showing up), a poor debate performance, and a call out to Democratics that put off some republican voters.

    Still, despite Romney's "electability" and Santorum's "Extremism", Romney managed to only win by 3% in a shoo-in state like Michigan. That's not a good sign for him even if the end result is beneficial.

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    Re: Romney wins pivotal Michigan primary as well as Arizona

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    I don't believe there is a Republican nominee who can. That is mostly because the Republican party has no singular philosophical base to depend on at this time. The Conservatives will not vote for a Romneyesque candidate and the Centrist/Moderate wing will not vote for a Santoum-type. That means the party cannot stand united behind any candidate and will therefore continue to lose until one faction or the other is removed from the equation by being cast out of the party.
    If Romney wins, I can't see conservatives voting for Obama. I agree that Santoum is unelectable. I just don't believe there will be a mass exodus if Romney wins. Conservatives will still vote, and when they are faced with one lever for Romney, and another for Obama, they are going to pull the Romney lever.
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    Re: Romney wins pivotal Michigan primary as well as Arizona

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    If Romney wins, I can't see conservatives voting for Obama. I agree that Santoum is unelectable. I just don't believe there will be a mass exodus if Romney wins. Conservatives will still vote, and when they are faced with one lever for Romney, and another for Obama, they are going to pull the Romney lever.
    This assumes they turn out, it assumes they provide the donation levels needed to combat Obama, this assumes that they provide the boots on the ground to spread the campaign message to others, etc.

    All poor assumptions I believe. I think Romney will function much like McCain pre-Palin. Lack of enthusiasm leading to lacking in likely turnout, lacking in fundraising, and lacking in word of mouth campaigning by his supporters.

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    Re: Romney wins pivotal Michigan primary as well as Arizona

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    If Romney wins, I can't see conservatives voting for Obama. I agree that Santoum is unelectable. I just don't believe there will be a mass exodus if Romney wins. Conservatives will still vote, and when they are faced with one lever for Romney, and another for Obama, they are going to pull the Romney lever.
    I can't see myself voting for Obama under any circumstances either. I know that I will likely end up voting for a third party candidate, like I did 4 years ago. Either that or I will end up writing my own name in on the ballot. I will NOT vote for a LIBERAL, regardless of what party their are a member of. I truly believe that many WILL stay home, and a large percentage of those who don't, will vote for an independent candidate. Either way, they take votes away from Romney, thereby helping Obama.

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