Corn on “PoliticsNation”: Why Isn’t Romney the GOP Front-Runner Yet?

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David Corn and Democratic strategist Tad Devine joined Al Sharpton on MSNBC’s PoliticsNation to discuss what Mitt Romney’s narrow victories in Michigan and Arizona say about his chances on Super Tuesday. The strain of the campaign seemed to show in Romney’s victory speech: “We didn’t win by a lot, but we won by enough, and that’s all that counts,” he said before urging supporters to donate to his campaign. As the GOP primary drags on, will Romney ever be able to gain a definitive edge over the other candidates?

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