Last Friday, Republican Presidential candidate John McCain made his first major visit to Michigan. In McCain Makes a Run at Michigan, A Wavering Democratic Stronghold, the Wall Street Journal observes that Michigan could be critical in November:
If John McCain becomes the nation’s 44th president, it may be thanks to Michigan — a prize the Republicans think they can claim for the first time in nearly 20 years. On Friday, Sen. McCain and his running mate, Sarah Palin, arrived in this auto-plant town in Detroit’s suburbs to begin their final election sprint.
…in the crucial Detroit area (where about half of Michigan’s votes will be cast) some results foreshadow trouble for the Democrats. Most important: A Detroit Free Press poll in late August showed some 30% of area voters saying that they’re open to switching preferences before November — a significantly higher figure than normal. The vast majority of these wavering voters are white, polling experts say, making the state’s racial politics particularly important.
The Detroit News reports that with an estimated 10,000 attendees, McCain’s rally at Freedom Hill in Sterling Heighs dwarfed any previous appearance. They also have a panorama of the John McCain rally at Freedom Hill by Anne Savage that you’ll want to check out. You can get some pics from McCain’s visit right here on Flickr and also in this gallery at the Detroit News.
You can also check out Barack Obama & Michigan from Absolute Michigan and leave your comments and/or more links below!