So I Said, "Huh?"
Yes, I am astonished. I thought Michigan was a "battleground state." I expected John McCain to pick Mitt Romney as his Vice Presidential running mate. Sarah Palin won't help in Michigan, or anywhere else in the rustbelt. Her issues--as far as I know; I must admit, I know almost nothing about her--are the Second Amendment and drilling for oil in Alaska. Thanks, but we already have shot guns, deer rifles and hand guns. We are, in fact, quite heavily armed.* We also have gas stations in Michigan. Our problems are, we can't afford ammo and we can't afford gasoline. What we need and don't have are J-O-B-S. When McCain was campaigning in the Michigan primary, he basically--in fact, almost literally--said, "Tough luck, Michigan. Your jobs are gone and they aren't coming back."
That was not a popular message.**
Mitt Romney, son of former Michigan governor and one-time auto executive George Romney, at least talked about bringing J-O-B-S to Michigan.
Mitt was animated. He at least acted enthused.
*The phrase, "More bullet holes than a Michigan stop sign" is not hyperbole. Ohio State may beat us in football; they would never dare invade.
**Times are tough. This is a photo of Carlos, me and Liam, racing to see who'll get the biggest slice of welfare cheese.
Poor little Liam. He always loses.