Big GOP races tonight

Bill Ritter's daily take on the news.

February 28, 2012 1:01:51 PM PST
Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton battled it out, politically speaking, till June of 2008, two months before the Democratic convention in Denver.

That's something to keep in mind as we await the vote count tonight in Arizona and Michigan, where the outcome is likely to confuse, again, the whole notion of a GOP Presidential frontrunner.

But it certainly will not be good news for Mitt Romney if he doesn't win and win with some degree of authority his native state of Michigan, where his dad was a most popular governor.

If he doesn't, hard to argue he has anyone to blame but himself. (The latest poll numbers have not been in his favor in Michigan.)

His gaffes have been well-documented, from his wife driving a couple of Cadillacs to he doesn't know any Nascar fans but he does know a couple of team owners.

Not exactly connecting with Joe and Mary Doe. I'm just sayin'.

Today Mr. Romney acknowledged that his mistakes have hurt him. We'll see how much when the returns come in tonight. We'll have the latest, at 11.

Also at 11, we'll bring you what figures to be an emotional vigil in Ohio, at the scene of the deadly shooting rampage at Chardon High School. Three students are now dead. It is beyond sad and tragic.

Also tonight, our Phil Lipof takes a fascinating look at sleep deprivation, which affects more than 100 million Americans including, it turns out, Phil. Phil is one of our top reporters but he's also our weekend morning anchor, which means waking up in the middle of the night on Saturday and Sunday mornings. It has, he admits, affected him. Tonight at 11, he shows how he came to confront it. And he is not alone as he shows us. He includes a cop in his sleep-deprived story. And it's scary.

We'll also have any breaking news of the night, plus Meteorologist Lee Goldberg's AccuWeather forecast which includes rain for some of us and snow for others in this winter that has been too-short on snow and Rob Powers in Florida for Yankees and Mets spring training with the night's sports.

I hope you can join Sade Baderinwa and me, tonight at 11.


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