Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Back in action!

I'm back, after our mid-semester break.

In my examination of political websites, I've found one,, of particular interest.

While you might think that Michigan, which supported Kerry and Gore in the last two elections would almost certainly vote Democratic, given the Democratic tide this election, there are at least three reasons that may not be true:

1. McCain history as a maverick appeals to Michigan's idiosyncratic Republicans.

2. McCain might nominate Mitt Romney, who has an appeal to Michigan voters who remember his father, Governor George Romney, and his mother, Lenore, who ran for the US Senate in 1972.

3. The Democrats are not popular in Michigan because of the blame Governor Jennifer Granholm is receiving for the struggling local economy, and for the scandal surrounding Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who refuses to resign, despite evidence showing he used city money to obstruct an investigation which revealed he had an affair with his chief of staff.

While it is clearly a pro-Democratic site, its Michigan emphasis is very educational!


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