As it turns out, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s strategy of being a total jerk to Michigan then expecting them to support his bid for presidency may not be such a winner. Romney’s driving hard to win back the state after calling the wildly-popular auto-bailout a disaster. Romney just launched a big ad buy that includes spots of him driving around reminiscing about the time his dad was governor.
Meanwhile, former Pennsylvania Senator and culture war crusader Rick Santorum is still projected to win the Michigan primary which means in the immediate future we can all expect an onslaught of non-stop negative ads from Romney-affiliated SuperPac Restore Our Future.
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is happy someone remembers he’s still in the race, even if that person is a federal judge publicly shaming Gingrich for his brazen attacks on the independence of the judiciary.
Did you hear? Republicans latest scheme is to hand over control of your health care to your boss who can pick and choose what conditions and treatments to cover based on his or her personal moral objections.
Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren heard about this latest attack from Republicans, and she is not having it. Warren went on the offensive attacking the GOP proposal and her opponent Sen. Scott Brown’s (R) embrace of it a matter of economics for middle class families. Which of course it is.
Warren isn’t the only Democrat showing some fight. Democrats won key concessions from Republicans and have an agreement to extend the payroll tax cut, unemployment insurance and medicare issues through 2012.
President Obama’s having a few good days too, even in the swing states. Let’s hope we can keep the momentum swinging in this direction, huh? Feels almost spring-like in possibility.
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