Obama looking to Michigan on GOP primary
February 28th, 2012
10:55 AM ET
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Obama looking to Michigan on GOP primary

(CNN) – Michigan is a two hour plane ride from Washington, but President Obama on Tuesday will only have to travel a couple miles north of the White House to campaign there.

Close to 2,000 auto workers meeting in the nation’s capital this week constitute a key bloc of support for the president’s reelection campaign as it looks to put Michigan in the win column next November.

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Filed under: 2012 • Democrats • Michigan • President Obama • Republicans
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  1. Rudy NYC

    Thanks to the Republican universal soldier waging war against everything from labor unions to civil unions, many undecideds are now full time believers in the moderate policies Pres. Obama has espoused.

    February 28, 2012 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  2. mikle

    He is not good for America. How he can look In people face ,after what he said about Bush debt and what he got now. He don.t have shame and integrity.

    February 28, 2012 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  3. Anonymous

    No way MI goes GOBP this year.

    February 28, 2012 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  4. Jerry

    Performer wannabe (Mr. Obama), while you are there, don't forget to ask your cronies/flunkies to vote for presidential candidate Santorum. After all, he will be easier to defeat than presidential candidate Romney.

    Mr. President, you and your lapdogs are the most hypocritical/lyingest politicians to ever walk the halls of congress. What an embarrassment!!!

    Even some brave Blacks and other "boludos" Democrats are calling you on the carpet.

    I AM ONE OF THEM!!!

    February 28, 2012 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  5. The Greedy Old PIgs declared class war on US!

    "He is not good for America. How he can look In people face ,after what he said about Bush debt and what he got now."

    What kind of nonsense are you spewing? There are charts out there showing exactly who is responsible for what debt. Right now the single president responsible for the most debt is your own GWB, who blew up the deficit with his tax cuts, his Medicare B plan and two unfunded wars. Do a little research instead of spouting lies.

    February 28, 2012 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  6. Fair is Fair

    Rudy thinks "many undecideds are now full time believers in the moderate policies Pres. Obama has espoused."
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    That's not what the polls say – most show independents leaving him in droves. You got no cred left, Rudy. Obama is further left than Goldwater was right. And your claim to be an independent.... in a word, ridiculous.

    February 28, 2012 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  7. GROVER NORQUIST IS A ENEMY OF THE STATE

    Mr. President, today sure will be a nice day to make a campaign stop in Michigan. I mean, what bad can it do?*sarcasm here*

    February 28, 2012 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  8. Fair is Fair

    "There are charts out there showing exactly who is responsible for what debt. "
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    And if you had an ounce of intellectual honesty in you, you would admit that the biggest danger to the financial health of this country is Medicare. Almost all elected officials on both sides of the aisle agree. And since the boomers just started turning 65 in 2010, it's only going to get much worse much faster.

    February 28, 2012 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  9. Woman In California

    Go Mr. President! I'm sure Michigan is behind you 100%.

    February 28, 2012 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  10. Rudy NYC

    Fair is Fair wrote:

    That's not what the polls say – most show independents leaving him in droves.
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    That's what FNC is telling you. Or, you must be talking about Mitt Romney declining. Google it for yourself. The most recent Gallup poll shows Obama leading Romeny with independents by like a 53 to 28 margin, by almost to 2:1. [ don't quote me on the exact numbers, but the margin is around 2:1 ]

    February 28, 2012 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  11. carmelle

    too easy with the contrasting picture of the circus.

    February 28, 2012 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  12. Rudy NYC

    Fair is Fair wrote:

    And if you had an ounce of intellectual honesty in you, you would admit that the biggest danger to the financial health of this country is Medicare. Almost all elected officials on both sides of the aisle agree. And since the boomers just started turning 65 in 2010, it's only going to get much worse much faster.
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    And if conservatives would be honest with the public and recognize the reason behind the existence of all of the entitlement programs has been unregulated and predatory business practices. Why do we have Medicare? Because insurers drop seniors when they take ill, and they will not pick seniors with new policies.

    So, what do we do about that? Let seniors die off, en masse? Introduce regulations prohibiting insurers from dropping people or turning them away? Introduce a massive taxpayer funded entitlement program? Or do you have a better idea?

    February 28, 2012 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  13. Malory Archer

    Way to defelct there Fair! Nobody is disputing that Medicare is expensive, but what does that have to do with Greedy Old Pigs calling out Mikel on his lie that President Obama is responsible for most of the National debt? Nothing, that's what.

    February 28, 2012 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  14. Fair is Fair

    Rudy asked:

    "So, what do we do about that? Let seniors die off, en masse? Introduce regulations prohibiting insurers from dropping people or turning them away? Introduce a massive taxpayer funded entitlement program? Or do you have a better idea?"
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    Nope, I sure don't. A real tough nut to crack, that one. Something is going to have to be done, though... or else, there simply will not be a Medicare in the future. No one wants to hear that, but it's the ugly truth.

    I saw a graph once that superimposed medicare covered lives with the rate of inflation in the healthcare sector. It does not paint a pretty picture of where we're going.

    February 28, 2012 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  15. Fair is Fair

    Dearest Malory Archer –

    Not trying to deflect. Really. Just trying to make the point that our cowardly elected officials don't have the courage to address the real problems behind the debt and deficit. Take what you need and leave the rest.

    Fair

    February 28, 2012 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  16. diridi

    This is the best president. GOP is not good for the nation. Obama2012.
    This election is Rich v/s Middle Class America.

    February 28, 2012 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |