January 10, 2008

WORKED FOR HILLARY:

Michigan Next, G.O.P. Rivals Turn to the Economy (MARC SANTORA and ADAM NAGOURNEY, 1/10/08, NY Times)

Mr. Romney told an audience of more than 200 at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids that Michigan’s economic woes were personal to him and said the state’s prospects were tied up with the nation’s.

He talked at length about his roots in the state, where he was born and reared, drawing applause when he recalled his father, George, who was governor of Michigan. He went on to recall campaigning as a teenager for his father, whose slogan was about getting Michigan “on the move again.”

“We’re going to make sure this state gets on the move again,” Mr. Romney said. “I care about Michigan. For me, it’s personal. It’s personal for me because it’s where I was born and raised.”

Earlier in the day, after hearing from a voter who recalled his father, Mr. Romney choked up momentarily, according to a pool reporter who was present.


You're a Romney, not a Muskie.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 10, 2008 12:17 PM
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Hillary won after the choked-up.

Posted by: ic at January 10, 2008 2:30 PM
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