A HUGE sigh of relief.
This stops the McCain momentum, helps Fred in South Carolina, and seemingly puts Mitt as the GOP front runner.
Huckabee and McCain must be stopped. Fred desperately needs South Carolina to stay in the game.
Congratulations Mitt, keep it going.
Fred, I’m pulling for you in South Carolina. I honestly would be happy with Romney or Fred Thompson as the nominee and if Huck or McCain get the nod, it will be devastating for the future of the conservative movement in this country.
DETROIT – Mitt Romney scored his first major primary victory Tuesday, a desperately needed win in his native Michigan that gave his weakened presidential candidacy new life. It set the stage for a wide-open Republican showdown in South Carolina in just four days.
Three GOP candidates now have won in the first four states to vote in the 2008 primary season, roiling a nomination fight that lacks a clear favorite as the race moves south for the first time.
The former Massachusetts governor defeated John McCain, the Arizona senator who was hoping that independents and Democrats would join Republicans to help him repeat his 2000 triumph here. Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor, trailed in third, and former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson is making a last stand in South Carolina.