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CNN: Michigan Independents stayed home
Powerline: “The media should stop trying to pressure candidates to drop out every time they don’t win a primary, and Republicans should value a candidate like Romney who is willing and able to compete not just here and there, but effectively across the country.”
Andrew Sullivan: “[Clinton] and Romney have one thing in common: two focus-grouped cynical dynastic holograms.”
Captain’s Quarters: Big loss for Huckabee. “If ever a state outside of Iowa was primed for an economic populist, it was Michigan.”
Michael Crowley: “The fact that 70 percent of African-Americans in Michigan tonight voted ‘uncommited’ rather than for Hillary strikes me as a far more dramatic and relevant story.”
Mark Steyn: “McCain’s loss is bad… He needed a win not just for poll momentum but for cash-raising.”
John Podhoretz: “Romney’s victory in Michigan is a testament to his remarkable elasticity.”
New York Times: No GOP Anchor in Sight
Romney: “It’s a victory of optimism over Washington-style pessimism.”
ABC News: Michigan GOP Makes Mitt Romney’s Night
New York Times calls it for Romney.
BREAKING: NBC projects Romney winner in Michigan
contentions: John Podhoretz liveblogging Dem debate
Drudge Report: Romney 38%, McCain 31%, Huckabee 16% (less than 1% of precincts reporting)
AP: Early Michigan Exit Poll Results
CNN: Live Results
Drudge Report: Exit polls: Romney 34, McCain 29, Huckabee 16
Captain’s Quarters: Liveblogging
Jonathan Martin: McCain’s camp already trying to spin the meaning of a loss
National Review: Judging by his event turnouts, McCain’s message seems to be hitting home with Michigan vets
The Trail: Today’s primary could push GOP toward first brokered convention in over 50 years.
Election Projection: Michigan predictions
Rightwing Nuthouse: “A loss in Michigan could deflate McCain’s balloon faster than it expanded while setting Mitt Romney up as the next victim/frontrunner.”
Politico: Unemployed Michigan woman in Romney photo op was staffer’s mom
Campaign Spot: Bad weather in Michigan is bad news for McCain, better for Romney and Huckabee
Detroit News: Democrats call Edwards and Obama-less ballot “unfair”
Michelle Malkin: McCain booed on illegal immigration at AFL-CIO event (with video)
Daily Kos: Vote Republican! Vote for Romney!
Matthew Yglesias: Kos’ crossover call is a win-win.
Salon: Is Romney Taking Michigan for a Ride?
Detroit News: Six questions the Michigan vote will help answer
NY Times: Candidates Cruise the Auto Show
LA Times: Michigan African-American Democrats angry they can’t vote for Obama
Fox News: It’s make or break for Romney today