January 15th, 2008
10:10 PM ET
15 years ago

Romney: 'A win looked like it was impossible'

Watch Romney's victory speech. (Photo Credit: AP)

SOUTHFIELD, Michigan (CNN) - Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney claimed victory in Tuesday's Michigan Republican primary, his first major win of the 2008 presidential race, calling it a victory over "Washington pessimism" after second-place finishes in Iowa and New Hampshire.

"Tonight marks the beginning of a comeback - a comeback for America," Romney told supporters in the Detroit suburb of Southfield. "Only a week ago, a win looked like it was impossible, but then you got out and told Americans what they needed to hear."

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  1. Jose Card - Independent

    I don't mind Romney's being Mormon at all. Even if Obama were a Muslim, that's fine as long as he is for the whole country.

    On the other hand, I cannot see Huckabee in the White House.
    The difference is that Romney was forced to explain his faith, but Huckabee shovels his faith at you.

    January 16, 2008 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  2. Ben Taravella

    One question I have to bring up is why are almost all the news stations, including CNN, conveniently leaving out Wyoming's Caucus? I have seen the old tape of Romney in New Hampshire (two silvers and a gold) edited out as though Wyoming did not exist! It should be an eye opener as to the one sided view given by the news media in general. Now of course CNN is not the worst, as MSNBC takes that distinction. They are so heavily one sided I feel like I am watching Venezuelan TV.
    In any event, I am happy to hear of Romney's victory in Michigan, so get ready to hear more attacks on his religion, as that will be sure to come up again. As is Guiliani's past marriages, Huckabee's Evangelism, and certainly in the Dem's arena -race.
    I would love to witness a program that discusses issues, and does not have four talking heads injecting their opinions after the fact.

    January 16, 2008 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  3. lIZ

    If the democrats don't like Mitt, McCain dislikes him, then we know Mitt is the right guy. Sen. John McCain, has tried to push his AMNESTY for ILLEGALS down our throat twice. The reason he can't help our economy is he is more interested in helping the ILLEGALS, he has been in office about 26 years, and sat there watching millions of illegals take over our country and jobs. Arizona is overrun with illegals thanks to him, and Sen.Clinton, Obama. It was reported that when McCain was told the taxpayers and voters wanted a border fence he replied we will give them their "G.D fence". He is in the wrong party. The Dems know that most Republicans will never vote for him. Thats why the liberal press love him. The press don't like Mitt. He is a good man. As far as religion goes, I worked for the Mormon church at one time, I am Catholic, they are wonderful people, I would and will vote for him anytime. To all you Mormon bashers, Democrat Harry Reid is a Mormon.

    January 16, 2008 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  4. Teacher

    Dear Rhino,Border Security .. lol .When all three Countries become one very soon under the Amero-Union Banner,just like the European Union you wont have to worry about the border.Dont think it will happen?You have never watched Lou Dobbs Tonight.Hope you have a secure non union job son,your gonna need it.

    January 16, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  5. Mario

    I'm glad insane McCain didn't win, Hickupbee didn't win, so it was right for romney won.

    Go Mitt!

    January 16, 2008 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  6. Mario

    I don't know why the media says it is Romney first win, it's his second, he won WY too.

    Go Mitt!

    January 16, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  7. Aaron, Sterling VA

    Another seemingly "impossible" victory for a CFR candidate. First Billary's win over Obama and now this. Is that fish I smell?

    January 16, 2008 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  8. Patty, Atlanta GA

    MArk in Utah
    you are obviously in league with Mr. Romney. Perhaps you shoudl be vacationing on planet Kolob!
    If the USA was 90% LDS you better believe Romney would make his religion the central theme instead of trying to hide its true origins and true intentions. He IS a witch who believes in magical powers of normal objects. That, Sir , is the very definition of a witch!

    January 16, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
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