Schieffer: Win saves Romney from explaining loss

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's two wins in Arizona and his home state of Michigan Tuesday night adds more delegates to his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, but Bob Schieffer said on "CBS This Morning" Wednesday that the Michigan victory gives him the bigger benefit of not having to explain why he lost.

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Romney competed heavily in Michigan against former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, who finished second and could leave the Wolverine State with as many or nearly as many delegates as Romney because of how the state awards them. Schieffer told Erica Hill and Charlie Rose that the Michigan win allows Romney to focus on next week's Super Tuesday contests without having to be on defense.

"Romney won, and that means he doesn't have to spend this week talking about why he, why he lost in his home state," said Schieffer. "He can go on and move on, but now you've got polls showing that Rick Santorum looks very strong out there in Ohio, so that's, that's going to be the next story, I think."

Ohio will be among the 10 states holding caucuses and primaries on Super Tuesday.

Above, watch Bob Schieffer's full analysis of the Arizona and Michigan primaries

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