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Let me bring in my guests from Washington AB Stoddard is a columnist for the hills he's joining us now with some thoughts on where things stand at the moment and given the fact that.
Mitt Romney is would be.
Person to watch at this moment with what happens in Michigan how are you.
Looking at this race and do you feel like he can pull this off even if it's -- -- one.
Well the interesting thing is that the Santorum campaign believes that even if Mitt Romney had a victory a night that they have damaged him.
Have they ever ever ever ever reason -- -- stay in the -- -- -- -- the unfortunate news for Mitt Romney -- He loses Michigan.
The party goes -- -- a major freak out.
And he's got serious problem raising any more money and getting more traction after losing his home state if he wins it if -- sit out.
We still have a very worried Republican Party and Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum and Ron Paul staying in the race making it longer and wounding him for -- So in the Arizona McConnell Washington that not counting all -- Mitt Romney.
Sweeps that they added as expected.
Well as you know them -- important contest tonight -- Michigan it's more consequential Arizona's gonna give them.
It is winner take all it is a great state to win it will give them a -- delegates and he can say tomorrow morning.
Win or lose this is a long delegate march but the context -- what we're looking at here.
Not who has the delegates as.
February 20 ninth but what is his position going into Super Tuesday Santorum remains ahead in the key state of Ohio.
What is Mitt Romney's situation tomorrow morning if he's one Arizona wants Michigan Arizona is not big victory for him.
-- I'm going back to Michigan for a moment obviously.
The Romney camp not very happy.
A win the fact knowing that -- and charm campaign has been doing those.
People the Democrats who are.
You know can -- can vote in this primary because an open primary and urging them to come out and vote tonight.
That's right out if you're -- Democrat Michigan -- support of the auto bailout you think it's been successful there are necessary.
-- -- Mitt Romney you know was happy to let Detroit go bankrupt and you see this entire problem Republican Party going off the rails and losing its chances to win.
Against President Obama why do you not get in the car.
And vote for Rick Santorum especially -- Rick Santorum is doing robocalls urging you to do so again back -- and -- he wakes up tomorrow and says.
Said Rick Santorum only won because Democrats.
I'm plates and dirty tricks and came out to vote for him as anyone -- don't listen that's the problem for Mitt Romney is that not only -- open primary he really stands to lose with seven.
With some dirty tricks but it's really going to be hard for him to explain it away it's still his home state it's still an enormously important battleground in the fall and he just can't lose it.
Why do you think it's tightened up so much in Michigan is it because.
There approach -- the economy both of them that they have.
A different view of five different way to approach and also the fact -- Santorum is playing up the fact that Romney did not support the auto bailout when in -- Santorum -- supported either.
Well the reason -- santorum's argument resonates is that he is turned it.
On an angle instead neither of us supported the auto bailout but he supported TARP he supports a bailout for as Wall Street friends.
But not for you the troubled auto industry and so that's why he's playing to a crowd that doesn't like any kinds of bailouts and resisted.
Obviously strongly rejected -- -- so the fact that Mitt Romney said at the time wasn't in the congress can vote for but he said he would have supported was necessary.
That's an opening for Rick Santorum to -- to turn away from the auto bailout and the fact that turn into mission success story.
And -- the fact that Mitt Romney is still going to bail out.
Wall Street -- -- that's why that's been -- as for the rest of what Rick Santorum has been saying he's in making some terrible mistake should he become the Republican nominee if as a general election candidate.
He's opposed to free prenatal testing he's opposed to college education and on and on these kinds of things will come back to haunt him if he's the nominee.
I am surprised that the race hasn't tighten more and actually not turn back and Mitt Romney's favor.
Rick Santorum had a huge head of -- in Michigan he was turning -- Romney's lead right on its heels now Romney's been able to come back on the last couple days but not enough.
Q obviously have a lead going into tonight the Rick -- on himself a lot of damage there the last ten days.
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