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(CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was blunt in describing rival Rick Santorum's White House prospects Tuesday, saying Santorum's bid for the GOP nomination was coming to a "desperate end."
Speaking on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer," the former Massachusetts governor and two-time presidential candidate said Santorum was bending the truth to resuscitate a losing effort.
Conservative bragging rights are on the line in tonight's Deep South primaries. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.
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Tune in to the CNN Election Center Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET for live coverage of the GOP contests in Alabama, Mississippi, Hawaii and American Samoa. Follow real time results at CNNPolitics.com.
By Wolf Blitzer, CNN
(CNN) - The situation in Afghanistan seems to be going from bad to worse despite 10 years on the ground for hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops, diplomats, private contractors and aid workers who have rotated through the country. Hundreds of billions of dollars have been spent.
The commander of all U.S. and NATO forces, Gen. John Allen, was upbeat in an interview with me Monday. “The campaign is sound,” he said. “It is solid. It does not contemplate, at this time, any form of an accelerated draw-down.”