How Mitt Romney's Super-PAC Is Saving His Campaign

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Mitt Romney probably never imagined his current predicament: He has lost three of the last four Republican Presidential nominating contests to the lightly regarded former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum; trails Santorum by 10 points in the latest Gallup poll; and is limping into his home state primary in Michigan next Tuesday—a contest he may well lose. The Republican establishment is becoming ever more noisily dissatisfied with his candidacy, and if he can’t prevail on Tuesday, several prominent members appear poised to demand he step aside. Their concern isn’t hard to fathom.

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