**There are a few primary reasons why John McCain is (probably) not goint to win Michigan.
The southeast corner of Michigan is home to one of the largest cities in the world. Whites make up 8.3% of Detroit’s population. Further extrapolation is unnecessary.
From the opening gun, organized labor has said that John McCain has the attitude of “Let the auto makers rot. They deserve what they get.” They also scared the workers with the constant drum beat of having their benefits taxed.
The auto companies launched a comprehensive campaign to eliminate computer, or other access, to anything pro-McCain. The censorship was near-perfect, according to friends in the factories.
**3. The auto companies launched a comprehensive campaign to eliminate computer, or other access, to anything pro-McCain. The censorship was near-perfect, according to friends in the factories.
Michigan has been on death’s door for a long time. Our residents seem to help every state with every emergency. So, they were disappointed that many Americans would not even consider buying an American auto. This continues today, even with the quality of American autos now as good, or better, than Honda or Toyota. So, Michiganders feel the rest of the Nation couldn’t care less when THEY’RE in trouble. Unemployment is through the roof, they have the second-highest gas tax in the Nation, and factories closing daily. So, all that Barack Obama had to do was say, “Oh yeah, tax cut for 95% of Americans, yada-yada, change, blah, blah.” Obama grossly exaggerated the relief he would bring to Michigan, but by then, no one cared. Their ears sealed over, they were caught in the headlights. Tax cut, tax cut, tax cut, tax c……….
My last point is the one no one wants to touch. (except me) I have daily exposure to a predominantly black population. Now, is this where I have to type a disclaimer that the black people are hard-working, decent, and intelligent people? Okay, that’s out of the way.
A day does not pass when I fail to hear a conversation as to how Barack Obama is going to give the world notice, “It’s our turn now.” It’s not about jobs, education, or the economy. One conversation after another follows the theme of gaining power, “taking over,” or controlling the country.
What the black people I speak to, want from Barack Obama, is an elevated role in society. I understand the desire of black Americans to be out from under the thumb of the historically white power structure. Naturally, they feel a black President will give attention, previously not given, to the problems they face. There is no evil in that. Just the reality of human nature. It’s not wrong. White people felt they could relate to a white President and that he would look out for THEIR interests. It’s stupid to say that this “phenomenon” does not exist. Barack Obama will garner many votes from Michigan because he’s black. McCain does the same in white areas because he’s white. So what. People have their own reasons to vote the way they do. If this were not the case, I believe John would have won Michigan.