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Vote 08: Mitt Romney plows forward

February 6, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
It's certainly not the way Mitt Romney envisioned Super Tuesday. Early on he won his home state of Massachusetts, but then the bad news rolled in. State after state went against him, but he was still fighting. Romney, who is second in the delegate count, won Alaska, Colorado, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, and Utah.

"I think there's some people who, who thought it was all going to be done tonight, but it's not all done tonight. We're going to keep on battling, we're going to go all the way to the Convention, we're going to win this thing and we're going to get in the White House," said Romney.

Romney lost to Mike Huckabee in critical southern states, including West Virginia, Alabama, Georgia, and Arkansas. Romney kept emphasizing he was the true conservative candidate and that John McCain is too liberal. But those conservative votes swung to Huckabee.

On Wednesday morning Huckabee spoke with "Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts. She asked about the possibility of a McCain, Huckabee ticket.

"What about a Huckabee, McCain ticket? That sounds better to me for some reason Robin," said Huckabee. "You know, we do have great respect for each other and generally like each other."

The under-funded Huckabee saw his first victories since the Iowa caucuses. He won in West Virginia, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, and Arkansas.

But Romney says he won't give up. On Tuesday night he spoke to a very enthusiastic crowd, and people cheered when he said the fight isn't over.

"It's time for the politicians to leave Washington and for we the people to take over," said Romney.

The Romney campaign is evaluating the results from Tuesday night. And Romney has vowed to continue the fight for the presidency.

 

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