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Atlanta (CNN) – We are focused Tuesday on the results of the Republican battle for Michigan and Arizona, but the candidates are already looking beyond these primaries with a sharp eye on Super Tuesday.
Conventional wisdom says Michigan is a must win for Mitt Romney, while public polling shows the former Massachusetts governor is in position to easily win Arizona and its 29 delegates.Check out the full story here on our Political Ticker.
Everyday we ask influential politicos to send us their top three bullet points that are driving the day's conversation in and outside Washington:
Senior Editor of MarioWire.com Mario Solis-Marich:
– One Way Road: Santorum is in it to win it as the GOP falls into it’s familiar pattern of raising social issues to drive it’s base voters. Note to Democrats: you have a base that you can pander to as well.
– U Turn Ok: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will most certainly face a recall as organizers have delivered almost twice as many signatures as needed. Note to Republicans: It is not a good idea to inspire people against your own party’s politicians.
– Two Way Street: Latina leaders in the swing state of Colorado are holding their first fundraiser for a new group, American Dream PAC, designed to flex political muscle. Note to both parties: don’t underestimate this group or it’s inevitable off-spring.
RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:
– Democrats for Santorum? The campaign is certainly seizing on antipathy for Mitt Romney to win in Michigan, but at what cost? I continue to think the campaigns are playing to their weaknesses, not their strengths. I want a new candidate in the race.
– I admit I am in the minority here, but having gone back to the news archive from 2009-2010, I continue to believe the "women's health" rhetoric about Barack Obama's attack on faithful Christians — and I do view it as an attack on faithful Christians — is this year's "Party of No." In 2010, Democrats, reporters and "ranking Republicans on background" were all convinced the angry tea party mob had turned the GOP into a Party of No that would turn off independent voters. They even had polling to show that. And yet . . .
– Two new Georgia polls are out. One is by WSB-TV out of Atlanta (I've got a radio show on WSB Radio) and the other by 11 Alive/Survey USA. WSB shows Romney at 20%, behind Gingrich and Santorum. 11 Alive shows him at 23% behind Gingrich and Santorum. While neither Gingrich nor Santorum is on the Virginia ballot, if Romney gets less than 20% in Georgia, the state with the most delegates at stake on Super Tuesday, he will get zero delegates from Georgia, offsetting Virginia and keeping this race going.
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