Nightly News | February 29, 2012
>>> last night's storyline was all about the gop primary. the primaries in arizona and michigan . mitt romney swoept both. big win in arizona. more of a narrow escape in his home state of michigan , where he had a rough fight. in fact, it was so close, romney did not win the majority of delegates. we are joined by our political director chuck todd in washington. is it still a win if they are going to d ifivy up the delegates?
>> reporter: it doesn't matter who wins states, it matters who acquires these delegates. interesting thing on santorum , he won, he didn't michigan , yet one more delegates out of michigan than he had in all the other states he won combined. technically hadn't gotten any delegates. that's what's going on. today you saw mitt romney went on to ohio. that's the next big test that is going to happen in a week from now. romney feeling better simply by winning because now it avoids all this talk of republicans in washington finding somebody else. for santorum and newt gingrich , the pressure is on to win big on super tuesday. there will be twice as many delegates as have been available throughout this app tire twoe months. 11 different states will be dishing out dole gates. you have santorum trying to make a stand in ohio where he hopes to upset romney there. newt gingrich hoping to make a stand in georgia. we could be on for a long march.