Nightly News | February 18, 2012
>>> let's bring this david gregory , moderator of "meet the press." michigan is ten days a way. romney is behind in the polls there. how critical is it that he holds that ground?
>> i think it's how critical it is is underscored by the question of what if romney loses? there are a lot of republicans say it would turn the race upside down. bring in more calls for somebody to come in as a savior into the race. so you could have another person jumping into the race or a lot of enthusiasm behind that idea. so much volatility. a real question about whether anybody can get the requisite number of delegates to finish this off.
>> we have to turn to the caucuses up in maine, all the votes apparently weren't in. they're still counting up there. could this thing swing away from him?
>> it's possible. we are down to less than a hundred votes separating ron paul and mitt romney . we saw what happened in iowa and the caucuses were under fire as well. it actually switched to the winner in, it was santorum and not romney . i think the republican party has to look at how the caucuses are administered, how they're executed. they're raising some real question marks this year.
>> thanks. see you in the morning . with politics and the economy top of mind, paul ryan and ranking member chris van hollen will be among david's guests on "meet the