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So, Michigan has spoken — to Republicans at least — and the word is Romney.

Mitt Romney needed it bad. And he got it. Michiganders went for the man who promised their jobs back, and not John McCain, who said some were gone for good.

But this Republican race is still a free-for-all. Next stop South Carolina, where just about anything could happen.

And the Democrats? In Vegas last night, playing for high stakes in Nevada, where Latino voters get their first big say on Saturday.

This hour, On Point: on from Michigan, with all the chips on the table.Guests:

Jonathan Martin, senior writer for the Politico.

Blease Graham, professor of political science at the University of South Carolina.

Jamal Simmons, Democratic strategist working with the Nevada Democratic Party.

Ron Brownstein, political director for Atlantic Media and author of "The Second Civil War: How Extreme Partisanship Has Paralyzed Washington and Polarized America."

This program aired on January 16, 2008.

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