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February 29th, 2012
01:03 PM ET

Clips From Last Night: Political panel on a potential brokered convention; Jan Brewer on delivering AZ for Romney

In the aftermath of Tuesday's primaries in Arizona and Michigan, last night Piers Morgan hosted an all-star panel of political pundits, all charged with analyzing the results, and providing perspective for the future.

As Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum continue to battle for votes – with neither candidate seemingly able to establish themselves as a dominant front-runner – Michael Reagan and Andrew Breitbart both feel a brokered convention is a legitimate possibility:

"If there is a genuine sense that Mitt Romney can't close the deal, people are going to start getting nervous," said Breitbart, a "Washington Times" commentator.

"Eleven-hundred and forty-four delegates, you got to get there," added Reagan, an author and political strategist. "And if you have Santorum splitting the delegate count with Mitt Romney, he's not going to get the eleven-hundred forty-four he's going to need to go into that convention."

As the panel moved forward, the host of "Piers Morgan Tonight" touched upon the possibility of another candidate emerging as a new Republican option. Neither Amy Holmes nor Carol Roth thought it was a viable idea:

"It's really hard to see who that person would be," said Holmes, a news anchor on Glenn Beck's "GBTV". "Chris Christie, he's said over and over 'No! No! No!' he's not going to do it. Jeb Bush just recently said he's not sure even if he has anything in common with the Republican party anymore, so I don't see him jumping in."

"I think certainly Jeremy Lin of the Knicks would be the obvious choice for momentum here, and he went to Harvard," joked Roth, an author and business strategist. "Chris Christie or Marco Rubio are clearly the front-runners here."

Also on Tuesday's special midnight show, Morgan welcomed Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona. A Republican and Romney surrogate, she shared reaction after delivering her state:

"I'm feeling like it was a big win in Arizona, and we're just really pleased that the people rallied around the man that we believe can move forward and beat President Obama."

Watch the clip, as Brewer details her support for Romney, and explains what she sees as the potential vulnerabilities of Barack Obama.

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