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Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 02/28/2012

No white knight for GOP; Kid Rock gives Romney Michigan edge? (read-this roundup)


Ladies and gentlemen, your Republican field. (Jae C. Hong - Associated Press)
It’s time for Republicans to love the one — or the ones — they’re with. As much as GOP voters might hope for a late-arriving candidate in their presidential-nominee race, it looks like that’s a pipe dream. Our colleague Karen Tumulty rounds up the likely suspects for such a bid: Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

Just what are the chances one of these could be the “white knight” the GOP is looking for?

“Winning Powerball two days in a row is probably easier that any of these scenarios,” says Sean Spicer, a spokesman for the Republican National Committee, per Tumulty’s reporting.

And speaking of coming to the rescue, Mitt Romney called on rocker Kid Rock for some much-needed support in Michigan. Kid Rock, who’s become something of the face of Detroit, performed at a Romney rally on Monday, our colleague Phil Rucker reports.

For 99 percent more fun, our colleague Rachel Weiner gathers up Romney’s wealth-related gaffes in one handy-dandy post.

Here’s the most dog-bites-man headline in Tuesday’s paper: “Senate deadlock seems likely to continue in 2013,” for this story.

And the most man-bites-dog: “Santorum courts Democrats,” topping this story.

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