In a relaxed, confident speech in Michigan, Mitt Romney celebrated a primary twofer with wins in Michigan and Arizona.
With 82.3 percent of precincts reporting in Michigan, Romney was projected to win with 41.2 percent of the vote. Rick Santorum trailed with 37.6 percent, followed by Ron Paul with 11.6 percent, and Newt Gingrich with 6.6 percent.
With half of all precincts reporting in Arizona, Romney looks headed for a rout, with 48 percent of the vote compared to Santorum’s 25.5 percent. Gingrich finished third with 16.4 percent, and Paul brought up the rear 8.4 percent.
Of his Michigan win, Romney told an excited crowd in Novi that “We didn’t win by a lot, but we won by enough, and that’s all that matters.”
Romney made little mention of his Republican opponents, and instead focused all his fire on Barack Obama, saying that America couldn’t afford five more years of President Obama “with nothing to answer to.” Criticizing the president’s stewardship of the economy, despite having two years of complete legislative control, Romney quipped: “We need a recovery from this so-called recovery.”
Romney also urged voters to donate to his campaign, after spending dearly in states like Florida and Michigan.