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amandabeech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 03:51 PM
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58. If Romney is the nominee, Michigan will be more difficult for Obama.
I was out there for most of the last 14 months. It's clear that the Romney name is still important in my home state. Mittens's dad was a moderate and very popular Republican (and I use the correct term for decent, reasonable folks like the senior Romney) and his mother ran for U.S. Senate as a liberal Republican.

The elder Romney's lt. governor, William Milliken, has heartily endorsed Mittens, and Milliken is still very popular among older voters, who really do get to the polls.

The crazies in Grand Rapids will have to vote for Romney, and independents disillusioned with Obama may have a fairly easy time switching to Romney. Romney would do well, though, by keeping his distance from the new governor Snyder who is extremely unpopular.

If the nominee is Gingrich, I think that Obama will have a much better shot.

Still, there are 11 months or so before the election. A lot can happen before the polls open next November.
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