Michigan Primary a Dead Heat

With one week to go before the crucial Michigan primary, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are deadlocked, according to a new NBC/Marist poll. Romney received two valuable endorsements Wednesday from Michigan newspapers. Acknowledging Romney’s family’s political history in the state, the editors of The Oakland Press insist that Romney deserves the votes of Michigan Republicans on his own merits and “unlike Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul—we believe moderation is a virtue, not a vice at this delicate juncture in our nation's history.” The Detroit News editors urge their state’s Republicans to “go to the polls Tuesday with two missions: Pick a presidential candidate capable of leading this nation to prosperity and stability and choose a nominee who will give the GOP a fighting chance of defeating President Barack Obama this fall."