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As Michigan Goes . . . September 19, 2008

Posted by trouble97018 in Economy, McCain, News, Obama, Politics.
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By E. J. Dionne Jr.

Friday, September 19, 2008; Page A19

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — If he carries Michigan, many routes to victory are open for Barack Obama. Without Michigan, he’s got a big problem.

This state, which was living with economic catastrophe long before this week’s Wall Street meltdown, could be to this election what Ohio was in 2004 and Florida was in 2000.

And voters here are so angry — about unemployment at 9 percent and some of the country’s highest rates of foreclosures and outbound one-way U-Haul rentals — that no one is certain where they will lash out.  Source Article

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