McCain in Michigan
This is going to be a tough state for McCain to win, given that it's Mitt's boyhood home, and given that the Kossacks are talking about coming out to support Romney. But there are certainly some good signs. McCain has gotten the endorsement of several large and small newspapers around the state, and his crowds are invariably described as "huge".
I'll have more actual coverage later, but right now I'm typing this from Brighton, Michigan waiting for the the first of three McCain rallies in the state today to begin. It's at a relatively small suburban convention center/wedding hall about 45 miles out of Detroit. The crowd is VERY large. I got here over an hour early and there was barely a parking space left. The line to get in winds through the building and out the door a good 30 yards into the parking lot. It seems McCain has no small base of support here in Michigan, a state he won in the 2000 primary.
Whereas Mitt's are oxymoronic
Small Crowd Greets Romney's Mich. Push
On the endorsement front, besides the two major Detroit newspapers, McCain's picked up the Kalamazoo Gazette
In 2000, the Kalamazoo Gazette endorsed U.S. Sen. John McCain in the Republican presidential primary.
We described him as intelligent and independent, outspoken and straightforward.
Eight years later, those words still accurately describe McCain.
That's why we recommend that those who cast ballots in Tuesday's Republican presidential primary vote for McCain.
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