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Well there's new fallout and no Republican presidential race Mitt Romney making a turn around this weekend and winning their Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll -- Washington.
Edging out Ron Paul as well for a narrow victory in the Maine caucuses.
Joining us live is Brett -- the host of special report I think you heard it.
The big sigh of relief this weekend from the a Mitt Romney campaign -- -- Well John -- -- they were talking about momentum but really this weekend was stopping the bleeding for Mitt Romney after that string of losses.
Tuesday to Rick Santorum especially in Colorado which essentially it was a gut punch to the Romney campaign they thought they were going to win Colorado with a win in Maine.
And the win at the C back straw poll.
There is a sense that.
You stop the bleeding the story line changes just a little bit ahead of Arizona and Michigan now.
That set -- win was 194.
Votes over Ron Paul and the Paul campaign.
Was saying that there really weren't sure that.
The votes all of the votes were tallied all of the counties.
Then there's the talk about this is a caucus in the delegates will be apportioned later as caucuses.
So the Paul people think they'll get more delegates in the end and then the C -- vote the Santorum folks saying that Mitt Romney -- in all these college students.
And that's why he won while traditionally see -- operates like that Ron Paul has won.
Many see -- straw polls by doing just that organizing get people getting people in.
To be able to vote for that all of that said all of those caveats aside.
This was a rhetorical game changer.
If not there'd be a much different story line today.
Talking about the ground here because a lot of people thought that it was possible that Ron Paul might even win -- -- came fairly close but he's still second and has yet to win a state.
Right and in the Paul people will point out that in the end they're going to get more delegates because this is in the weeds but the delegate apportionment how it's awarded this through a series of contests.
Tell me -- precinct counties statewide and then.
Pointing the delegates for the state to the national convention and they believe that -- people -- A loyal to them and they'll stick with them throughout no matter what the contest show in the big big contest John Arizona and Michigan.
For its hard to overstate the importance of the whose states for the Mitt Romney campaign in Michigan.
There are two new polls out PPP NA RG that have Santorum leading currently.
If that sticks.
That is a huge huge deal right -- that's the question I was going to ask you because it appears that the Santorum campaign is setting its sights on Michigan and Ohio a couple of delegate rich midwestern states.
That -- where his appeal.
Could actually come out on top ahead -- Mitt Romney.
Sure and and Newt Gingrich will play heavily in both of those states as well and they're making.
A real full court press for those states.
There's a threat to the Romney campaign specifically and when you look it.
Michigan in particular you know his home state essentially the place where his father was governor.
If -- were to lose Michigan that really is is a game changer and I would suspect you'll see.
A lot of ad time being purchased on radio and TV in coming days you're gonna have a lot to talk about tonight -- -- -- -- -- --
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