Mitt Romney’s camp must be breathing a sigh of relief today as he managed to eke out a win in Michigan over Rick Santorum. Over the last few weeks, Santorum fought a hard campaign criticizing Romney as out-of-touch and in lockstep with Wall Street billionaires while touting his own conservative values. In the end, Romney survived Michigan, but a slim victory in his home state speaks volumes about what voters think about him as Super Tuesday approaches.
Back in October at the Washington Ideas Forum, Chris Matthews discussed why many Republicans–especially Tea Party voters–are put off by Mitt Romney. Could one reason be his optimistic attitude? Matthews thinks so: