Santorum Takes Lead in Romney's Home State

Romney team produces new ad as polls show a Santorum surge in Michigan.
2:34 | 02/15/12

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-- -- who's gonna face President Obama in November your voice your vote -- that surprisingly tough challenge for Mitt Romney in his home state Michigan votes next. Rick Santorum has pulled ahead there's a run in his team are pulling out all the stops. ABC's given -- issue and more on that ended it was not supposed to be this way for Mitt Romney he won that state easily four years ago. You're absolutely right -- it's not what Mitt Romney and his team were expecting -- his home turf -- even as he reminds voters of his roots there the morning headlines are reminding robbed me of something else. Rick Santorum surge even in Michigan. This morning Mitt Romney is going home Michigan is where he was raised where his father George was president of American motors in the 1950s. And then governor. Something Romney reminds voters of in this US. Remember going to the Detroit auto show my dad that was a big deal. -- can won't be easy in part because of Rick Santorum surged new poll showing him tied or even ahead of Romney would Republican voters. But there's another machine and brutal here the headlines over what Romney once said about the auto makers two weeks after President Obama was elected -- -- Let Detroit go bankrupt. Arguing it General Motors Ford in place -- get the bailout you can kiss the American automotive industry goodbye. But the auto makers have we become GM alone posting eight billion dollars in profits last year and again -- Romney is acknowledging what -- just about two months ago. Is he would -- the argued for a managed bankruptcy would President Obama ultimately pushed for two. So if you're saying you're right -- -- than what President Obama did was right force and managed bankruptcy along with federal funds what President Obama and President Bush did. Was to write a check first then they realized that that was not the answer. I was frankly right with this latest headline over what wobbly said about the auto makers -- overshadowed by santorum's momentum. In -- position unthinkable just weeks ago. Which is why this morning to super -- backing Romney is taking eighty Santorum voted to raise the debt limit five -- But Rick Santorum has an add up to an overnight arguing he is the authentic conservative but -- Governor Romney we have a track record running as an authentic conservative leaning states for the hardware is concerned. Fighting on Romney's home turf Santorum hoping the conservative Tea Party and evangelical support -- brought in that -- three state sweep. We'll carry him again in Michigan but not without a fight because later today rob -- be holding what they're calling welcome home rallies and George rubble -- will be there. All these other quinnipiac poll in Ohio another Rust Belt state -- Santorum is taking the lead there it's not even close that is going to be a big sit on Super Tuesday march 6 -- thanks very much -- all right George.

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