There was sparse attendance at a rally last night to call on state Republican leaders to reconsider their decision to award both of Michigan's at-large Republican National Convention delegates to Mitt Romney.
The few Rick Santorum supporters who did show up at the state Republican Party headquarters in Lansing were quickly invited inside to meet with G.O.P. officials.
One of them was Spencer Austin, who said he was with Students for Santorum. He was one of about half a dozen to show up.
"I'm here to, uh, I'm not going to say protest -- because I think that's a flaky term - I'm here just to prove a point: I feel that Santorum was cheated out of delegates," he says.
A Facebook posting by a rally organizer says the focus now is on recruiting people to run as delegates to the Michigan Republican convention in May that will decide who goes to the national convention.
"Republicans, from time to time we have disputes, we have disagreements, but we settle it within the family," says Matt Frendeway, a spokesman for the state Republican party. "We're focused on November. We're focused on defeating President Obama. And we're going to sit down and talk about any differences we have and we're going to settle them because, most importantly, we're going to focus on November."
State party Chairman Bobby Schostak has apologized for the confusion over how the delegates were allocated.