Politico describes Mitt as having "won ugly" in Michigan. Bingo. Hold your cards, we have a winner... of a description.
We've seen two weeks of attack ads at Earmark Rick on the airwaves and the Web, and it got him a three-point win over an underfunded Santorum. Here's Erickson's take in the wee hours of this morning-
Three percentage points. In his home state. In his wife’s home state. In the state his father served as Governor. Three percentage points against a guy few took seriously two months ago and who just three weeks ago no one expected to give Romney a run for his money in Romney’s home state.
And this is our nominee — a guy who can only win in states with a home state advantage, New Englanders and New England transplants, and Mormoms.
Next week will prove interesting, where Romney has no built-in advantage (other than running by himself and Paul in VA) and has to spread out that warchest over multiple states. When he has a week or two to carpet-bomb a state with attack ads, he can win, but can he carpet bomb ten states at once?
Mitt lives to fight again and Santorum at least covered the spread in Michigan, looking like he'll split the delegates evenly due to winning more congressional districts. A very interesting race, no?