Michigan won't be Willard's Waterloo - Updated
"Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me." ~Napoleon BonaparteClose race. It looks like Willard could lose Michigan by a handful of votes. Romney HQ is already doing damage control pushing the narrative that Santorum stole the primary by reaching out to those damn Dems, a strategy Romney called disgusting earlier this morning.
The early returns show Santorum holding the edge by a couple of hundred votes with 6% in, but they haven't tallied the Romney strongholds yet. Detroit News is showing with 8%, Santorum is still holding with about the same ratio.
The Detroit News is also reporting Michigan turnout is very light. Can't wait for the media to start talking about the Republican enthusiam gap. But not holding my breath, since they haven't seem to have noticed this has been the pattern since Iowa. Funny how that "liberal media" loves that meme when young liberals are threatening to sit out the election but don't seem to notice when the Tea Party conservatives seem to going all lukewarm.
But to answer Josh's question, if he loses, no, Romney won't go quietly. He's too invested in proving he can do what his Dad couldn't accomplish.
To quote Napoleon again, "Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures, but in the use made of them."
Willard's ego won't let him quit and his money will keep him going to the bitter end.
Update: Looks like Willard is going to saved by Santorum having dissed JFK. The twitter machine tells me Little Ricky is losing the Catholic vote to Willard by about 4%. Which is coincidentally the same amount he's losing by state wide.
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