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Mitt Romney Wins Arizona and Michigan Primaries


Dual victories give Mitt Romney a boost over Rick Santorum in increasingly bitter race for Republican presidential nomination

The Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has put his faltering campaign back on track, holding off a strong challenge from rival Rick Santorum in a tight primary race in Michigan and coasting to victory in Arizona.

Speaking at an election party in Novi, on the outskirts of Detroit, Romney described it as a “decisive moment”. He admitted he had not won by a lot but said it was enough. “Great victory in Arizona. Thank you Michigan. What a win. This is a big night. A week ago the pundits and the pollsters were ready to count us out,” he said.

He pointedly did not mention Santorum, who fought a tough campaign that on Monday led to Romney to accuse him of dirty tricks.

Defeat in Michigan would have been near-catastrophic for Romney. It is his native state and his father was a popular three-term governor here. The victories put a brake on Santorum, who had been building momentum after three unexpected wins earlier this month.




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35 comments on “Mitt Romney Wins Arizona and Michigan Primaries
  1. Looking4Sanity says:

    At best, Mitt eked out a tie in Michigan. He'll either tie on delegate count or lose by two to Santorum. In the nomination process, the delegate count is all that matters. So, the question is…why does the MSM WANT to portray Michigan as a Romney "victory"? It's a question well worth considering.

    And, as for the "Romney/Paul" alliance being widely debated…I have already formed my voting strategy in the event Romney wins the nomination and names Paul as his running mate. The ONLY proactive strategy in that scenario is to vote for Obama and then vote for conservative Republicans in the House and Senate. That is probably going to enrage many of you, but if you think it through it is the only logical course of action in those circumstances.

    • noob says:

      My fear in this strategy would be the Republicans will go along with a lot what Zero wants to get done. They have not shown a lot of backbone since the 2010 elections. I have to wonder if they controlled the house and senate if things would change or if it would be business as usual.

      • Looking4Sanity says:

        Admittedly it is risky strategy…but it is only one that allows me to be proactive. I would be inclined to hold my nose and vote for Romney IF he had a real conservative running mate. But under NO circumstance will I ever vote for anything that gives Ron Paul a path to the White House…even if it means voting for a known subversive like Obama.If enough Republicans in the base felt this way, then perhaps the GOP elites would come to their senses and realize that they've gone AWOL on the very people who entrusted them with the leadership they have failed so miserably at.

        • noob says:

          You right there. The Republicans do need a wake up call.

        • Looking4Sanity says:

          Add that issue to the ever-growing list of unpleasant, but necessary, arguments which we need to debate until resolved. Like the conservative base, this problem has been marginalized and ignored since the days of Barry Goldwater. I, for one, am sick and tired of my vote being taken for granted by the GOP. It's time to show them that they don't own my vote…they have to EARN it. If I have to do something unpleasant to get their attention, then so be it. They brought it on themselves. It's time for some tough love IMHO.

    • I hope Ron Paul goes third party if Romney suckers in the Republicans. Nothing better than voting for Obamacare, or Romney care, or none of the above. None of the above may have a chance.

      • Looking4Sanity says:

        Yeah. I hope he does too! In Mexico. Ron Paul is the only one who doesn't have a chance. People run from him like he was the Black Plague…and for good reason.

        • Not Impressed says:

          You need to think twice before you open your mouth. That would be twice more than you usually do.

      • Ray says:

        Looks like Ron Paul has staked out his territory if Rumney wins. Vice President.

    • JerBear says:

      "Likely" ROMNEY will be the nominee. Paul will NOT be running mate. And ROMNEY is a "superb" candidate & will be a wonderful breath of fresh air to replace OBama & turn America around.

      He won Wyoming last night (Wed. 29th) also–where is "Vision to America's" reporting been???

      Go Mr. Romney !

  2. tippens says:

    Here are 30mins. of NEWT (2-16-2012)Energy Independence & National Security & Job Creation that will ROCK America.

    Each minute is jam pack with amazing revelations about an extremely bright future if only enough will support a Newt Presidency.

    Be inspired; hang on every word. I did.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOImnCrKPZ8&fe

  3. Ray says:

    Newt Gingrich is the only candidate running for President that has a pro active get out of debt, put workers back to work, energy efficient, and more, platform that he has spelled out, and vowed to go to work on the day he is inaugurated, and that also includes getting rid of the 45 czars appointed by obama and obamacare. A vote for Newt is the right vote.

    • hunter10 says:

      Unfortunately, a vote for Newt is a vote for a guy that has shown himself to be a big government progressive (favorite president is FDR, supported Dept. of Ed., want to increase the size of the State Dept. 50%, earned the ire of virtually every conservative he worked with, and bought into man-made global warming, and this is just for starters. Aside from being a reprobate (which I thought we conservatives had a problem with), Newt has spent his entire career as a professor, a politician, and a lobbyist – not exactly a great background for someone we hope can reverse 100 years of progressivism. Santorum has a similar background except for the reprobate part – all you have to do is substitute lawyer for professor in his background and the rest is about the same.

  4. PISSED OFF PATRIOT says:

    Go Mitt !!!!!!

    • Looking4Sanity says:

      The real question is…will you still be this blindly enthusiastic once you see what he actually does? I don't think so. I remember this same enthusiasm for Herbert Walker Bush. He turned out to be a real shlub. Romney is cast in the same mold.

  5. pierce says:

    God help us if Mitt becomes President. As I see it, he is too much like Obama.

    • Looking4Sanity says:

      You know what they say…you get the government you deserve. This country is headed straight down the toilet. I'm not sure that ANY President can stop that now.

    • hunter10 says:

      Nice quip, but it is so idiotic you must be a liberal to say it. Would you please tell me how Mitt and Obama are alike in any way. They have about as much in common as the Communist Manifesto and the US Constitution – they both contain words and some of them are the same – that's about where the similarities end.

  6. bernie says:

    I wonder how much of Romney's "victories" were a result of early and absentee votes….before Santorum picked up steam!

    • JerBear says:

      Who cares…you & I both are always allowed to change our minds up until the minute we vote. This is America. Further, it's good people can change, should they desire. In the past 24 hour the National polls have shifted in favor of Romney as well. For me & "most" Americans (Obvious) that is GOOD. It may not be what you personally want-but-it is what MOST AMERICAN'S PRESENTLY WANT…

  7. Raymond says:

    If we persist with our consent to allow the terrorists to remain in our country and plot our annihilation, we will not even have a decade left for the USA. Our existence will be measured in a few years. Democrats, progressives and other leftists groups choose to ignore the real peril that now exists, for many, right-next-door. We the people appear to have set upon a perilous path that has every indication of leading to our end — which is precisely what the named terrorist immigrants to our country have vowed. 97+% of all terrorists are Muslims. The bed has been made and the only decision that currently appears available is if we choose to lie in it.

  8. Wolf Aleks says:

    God will help: GOP: Romney-Christie ticket for 2012!

    • Myrlelinder says:

      I think not!! He would finish Obam's job!! We never need a Christin President more that we do now, that means we do not need Romney

      • gordo says:

        Romney and his Democrat buddies stole the michigan votes. They gave it to Romney. insteed of being tied with Rick Thats as dirty as it can get. He said in a debate that he would not repeal Obama care but would replace it with Romney care, Have you heard a sound out of the so called Democrat news media about this???? NO AND YOU WANT..
        If romney is dirty enough to destroy all of his fellow Republican by lying cheating or anyway he can. Ask yourself what will he do if he is Elected?????? He is the same in every way as Obama. Think befour you VOTE

  9. mimi says:

    I will vote for a can of soda,before i would vote for OBUMMER!!!!!! He is ANTI AMERICA,NO JOBS FOR AMERICANS NO WAY ,LOWER GAS PRICES FOR AMERICANS NOOOO WAY!!!! OBUMMERS HOPE IS TO BRING OUR GREAT COUNTRY DOWN, AND HE SURE IS DOING O GREAT JOB OF THAT!!!!!!! THINK PEOPLE BEFORE YOU GIVE AMERICA AWAY, IT'S ALLL IN OUR HANDS TO SAVE THIS FREE COUNTRY, FROM THE HATERS,THE SLAVE PARTY OF DEMOCRAPS!!!!!!

    • gordo says:

      mimi I agree with you about voting for anything but Obama But we need someone that will win in November Romney can't win he is to much like Obama to beat him . he has no substance other than his caned speech that he keeps spouting out all the time He wasn't able to answer a simple Question of How to create Jobs Other than he worked in the private sector all his life and he knew how to create jobs. he at least should have said HOW he was going to do it.
      His 40 million spent has done a good job Destroying Newt . He got Herman Cain first with the help of Obama to get it started. He is the dirtiest Rino canidate we have ever had to run for president.

  10. mimi says:

    I'm not happy as to what SANTORUM DID, BY KISSING ASS OF THE DEMOCRAPS!!!! REALLY YOU KNOW THE DEMOCRAPS VOTED FOR RICK BECAUSE MITT IS THE MAN, THAT WILL MAKE OBUMMER LOSE, NOT SANTORUM!!!!!!

  11. hunter10 says:

    Do you know what is in Romney care, or are you just parroting what you have heard other ill informed people say. Romneycare was supported by Gingrich and the Heritage Foundation as the best way to keep individuals from freeloading on the tax payers of the state (and by all accounts, the vast majority of the state residents like it). If you have a better solution (as I have, although I'm not sure it would survive a court challenge), then let's hear it – or would you just prefer to let irresponsible people continue to freeload on the system?

  12. Osherrie says:

    Romney, big man, good , descent, honorable, intelligent, budget savy, capable leader! Get over Newt and Santorum. Both actually are Washington insiders. That shows in everything they say and their records in Washington DC. Romney is the man.

  13. AJP says:

    I see Big Money is still working for Mitt wonder how much it cost him this time to get the VOTES turned around poor rich boy still can't by his way to the LIAR HOUSE

  14. Mitt is the best RINO money can buy. Backed by the MSM, big banks, big biz and every RINO elite in the whole country. The ultimate worst RINO of all, McCain is now his new buddy. But before that, when he ran against Mitt last time, McCain’s crew dug up 200 pages of dirt on good ol’ Mitt, the top 50 items are listed here:
    http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/the-fifty
    Then there’s the history of Mitt the flip flop king, every issue he’s ‘for’ now, he was against not that long ago.
    http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=romne

    Click the name, survive.

  15. terz81 says:

    Mit has a lot of nerve to complain about Dirty Tricks.
    When he mixes lies half truths with the truth about other candidates.
    Having said that his birth state was a tie and in reality was a loss for him, because it was his birth state and exposes he
    is a weak candidate.