To my friends back in Michigan… something to think about:
“If you like what [Gov.] Jennifer Granholm has done for Michigan, you’ll like what Barack Obama is going to do for America,” says Saul Anuzis, the state GOP chairman. “More government programs, higher taxes on business.”
This will be the Republicans’ message in Michigan, not unlike the one adopted by national Democrats at their convention in Denver: Obama is “more of the same.”
Last May, Obama offered now-embarrassing full-throated praise for Kilpatrick at the Detroit Economic Club, providing a convenient audio-visual link between the two men. “He is a leader not just here in Detroit, not just in Michigan, but all across the country,” an exuberant Obama said of Kilpatrick. “We know that he is going to be doing astounding things for many years to come. I am grateful to call him a friend and colleague, and I am looking forward to a lengthy collaboration.” David Fredosso in After Kilpatrick
Obama did finally call for Kilpatrick to resign, but not until Sept. 3 when it had already become abundantly clear that Kilpatrick was toast. Another example of Obama’s “great judgment”!