Tough talk testament to high stakes in Michigan primary
February 28th, 2012
05:35 PM ET
11 years ago

Tough talk testament to high stakes in Michigan primary

Detroit (CNN) - Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum opened up a new front in their battle for the Republican presidential nomination, this time over tactics, as Arizona and Michigan were voting in their primaries on Tuesday.

While 59 delegates are at stake - 29 in Arizona and 30 in Michigan - the bigger prize will be momentum.


Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • Delegates • Michigan • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Rick Santorum • Ron Paul
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. J.V.Hodgson

    Seems nonsensical to me as democrats could just vote for someone else other than the leading candidate for political gain as noted.... thats a farce. What is attempted to be decided BY REPUBLICANS is who is the best candidate for president and to beat the opponent.
    Yet another example of how gridlock occurs and is created.

    February 28, 2012 12:51 am at 12:51 am |
  2. nothing new here

    And what exactly happened to the other 49 states in this country?
    This is sure a whole lot of media hype and political theatrics, and for what?
    Over 2 weak candidates...flip-floppers at best?

    February 28, 2012 01:22 am at 1:22 am |
  3. J.V.Hodgson

    These two staes crucial??.. no way CNN drama we are an awful long way away from a majority of 1144 equals a total of 2289 total votes. So give us break and stoip trying to make mountain out of a mole hill and create A NON EXISTENT CRISIS.
    Just report reasonably on the democratic process as it unfolds and stop making a crisis out of everything including your weather report also equally and invariably wrong, since facts dont matter only being the so called first to know.
    Give me the facts and news not forecasts and opinions thgat turn out wrong.

    February 28, 2012 05:59 am at 5:59 am |
  4. Marie MD

    Fifty two years ago today then candidate JFK gave a speech about separation of church and state and that all religions were to be treated the same. little ricky should be thankful that as a crazy catholic he can run for president today.
    sanatorium, in his best insanity moment, said that when he read the speech he almost threw up. It's obvious that this clown can't tell the different about separation of church and state but that everyone is free to worship as they please (he mentioned catholics, protestants and jews) with nobody can govern without religion guiding them and it better be a christian religion.
    Yes, America, vote for the new hitler. We will be raising our arms and fists to the first dictator ever if this excuse for a man of faith and christianity gets elected.

    February 28, 2012 07:02 am at 7:02 am |
  5. diridi

    Do these two understand people lost trust in their lunacy of republican theory and drama?

    February 28, 2012 07:24 am at 7:24 am |
  6. GI Joe.

    The repubs WANT a brokered convention. That way they can throw in the most popular bum amongst them and he won't have to debate or be vetted. Those sneaky rascals don't fool me. Jeb Bush has a "personal family problem" right now that he doesn't want scrutinized (no one knows what it is, but he has stated such), Christie would drop of a heart attack if he had to campaign more than 3 months, and the guy in Indiana doesn't want the dirt on his wife thrown around. Thugs all. It's they only way they will EVER "win" (without the Supreme Court installing them).

    February 28, 2012 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  7. Rudy NYC

    It is interal, conservative ideological, class warfare. Theocrats against Plutocrats against Aristocrats. All of them jockeying to go up against the eventual winner, the Democrat.

    February 28, 2012 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  8. CoJo

    We know Santorum does not believe people should go to college. Why? Because they don't come out as a hard core evangelical like he is. He even would prefer to have every child educated at home like he was. No need for school at all. Yet he has three degrees and sends his own kids to college. Obviously he says one thing about college “opening “ kid’s minds in a negative way but STILL sends his own kids. What a hypocrite.

    February 28, 2012 10:18 am at 10:18 am |