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March 14th, 2012
01:10 PM ET

Mike Allen predicts developments in GOP race: "We're going to see Mitt Romney need to toughen up his message"

On the heels of a pair of dramatic victories by Rick Santorum, on Tuesday an all-star panel of political analysts and experts joined guest host Wolf Blizter to recap the Republican race.

Hosting a special midnight edition of "Piers Morgan Tonight," Blitzer welcomed Politico's Mike Allen, who broke down the candidates messages following primaries in Alabama and Mississippi:

"Coming out of tonight, we're going to hear Rick Santorum talking about momentum, saying he's the insurge. And you're going to have [Mitt] Romney saying 'Well, I've got more delegates.'"

Looking ahead to future caucuses and primaries, the outlet's Chief White House Correspondent shared his predictions for the former Massachusetts governor moving forward:

"We're going to see Mitt Romney need to toughen up his message, to give conservatives something to go after," suggested Allen. "Those 83 percent of the Evangelicals in Mississippi today just weren't liking what they've heard."

Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, as Blitzer and Allen talk "delegate math," detailing why money hasn't yet been the decisive issue in the campaign.

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  1. Brad Arnsparger

    The Romney-Primary Ordeal – The GEEK FACTOR:

    Everyone has talked of Romney not being able to seal-the-deal (it's allegedly his "lack of a core-conservative following..."). How bout', flat out, ordinary-people in mainstream America do not connect with him as he is obviously from the affluent and Upper-Crust elements – in ways, boasts about it. Truly, people don't dislike him personally for that...they just cannot see a person such as him representing the thrust of America. It's that simple. As well, (and nobody has once mentioned it...), Mit has a bit of the Geek-Factor too attached to him; his speaking characteristics and mannerisms – "Hi GUYS...thank you GUYS..." as he waves to crowds. Who does that? Mit... "Geek" and "Presidential" are not in the same bucket. Just sayen' [In summation: The "geek factor" is sort of like house-shopping; some houses have immediate curb-appeal and character; some need work.] Mit needs work and mainstream America sees it.

    March 14, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Please love America

    What a pathetic race this is really is. Except for Dr Ron Paul the 3 clowns failed the Pinocchio Test repeatedly. Politely known as "story makers." The 3 want to attack Iran to please Israel that already has severe hundred nuclear war heads and receives our tax dollars. We Americans need to wake up and start loving our young men and women in uniform instead of lying to them. Where was the WMD? Will Romney do some magic trick and find some WMD like Bush did ? Dr Ron Paul is not only right for America he is good for America.

    March 14, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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