Wednesday, January 16, 2008



Your Mittiot had another press interview re: the Michigan Primary - not as the Mittiot - but as the PoliSci Instructor from the Battle Creek area. The Coldwater Record, (small town, less leading, a smidgen less liberal) wanted to know my thoughts. It was damn difficult as a staunch Romney supporter to put the pale "consensus" probables of the primary forth - but I did. Your Mittiot, a big droopy-eyed from hangin' at the victory party in Southfield, wanted to blurt - "MITT WON BECAUSE MICHIGAN LEARNED ITS LESSON!" - but I was a bit more composed. In a round about way, I let the reporter know that "organization" was the key - everyone knew it, everyone on the inside knows it - Mitt had us at "Hello." I, also, think I made the point (as I did with the BC Enquirer) that this is about GOP delegates - NOT STATES, and Mitt is the candidate best positioned to capture the majority of delegates. . . As such, we'll fight on regardless of S.C. or FL's outcome. . . and in the end we may look back and think, "Hmmmm, Wyoming. . . who knew?"


Speaking of organization, Mitt does have a good organization in SC. I believe he can win South Carolina, as he'll get a bump from MI - and that'll pull him "close." What the Thompson supporters do to the Huckabee numbers still remains to be seen. Will there be a consensus of conformity around Huckabee by the Evangelical Conservatives? Will the "Thompson Strategy" pay off? If there is a indecision among the Evangelical GOP voters - Romney's in pretty good shape. Let's not forget, though the Media might want to spin differently, Romney is not unattractive to the pro-family voter. AND, he has done a fine job of picking up some of the Evangelical leaders in South Carolina already. So, Mittiot, what'll happen?

I believe, Romney is hedging his bets with the prediction that McCain wins (or will win) South Carolina. This is smart, as it gives a little cover and a lot of political pause for the GOP faithful. If Mitt moves up into second place behind McCain - which I predict he will - the Evangelicals with have to make a decision to what they want to do: Stick with Huckabee on principle and give McCain a win - or hedge their bets to a more palatable conservative. In any event - claiming McCain will be the winner in a close election in the Great Palmetto State - is as politically smart as pushing - DRUMMING - the rhetoric that "the race is so close in Michigan, independents and dem cross overs will decide the outcome" in hopes of enticing such an outcome. It didn't happen, BUT it was a fine strategy. There was just enough intrigue and apathy on the dem side to keep 'em battling within their own ballot - or at least keep them home all together. THANK GOD.

An open note to Saul Anuzis" COULD WE PLEASE GO BACK TO A CLOSED SYSTEM? [Which reminds me. . . an open note to Jack Lessenberry: Republican's are not "afraid of independent minded voters" (lumping "dem crossovers" as "independent thinkers" is a bit of a stretch) - we love 'em when they choose our Republican candidates come the GENERAL ELECTION - BUT for a PARTY nomination, wouldn't it make sense that the members of the PARTY choose the candidate who best represents the PARTY? ]

So, Mittiot, in SC, WHAT WILL HAPPEN? We'll McCain looks like he'll probably win South Carolina, of course - wink, wink, nod, nod.

~ so sayeth the Mittiot.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008



We can breakdown the campaign victory tomorrow. . . as for tonight, I'm going to soak it in - tomorrow, it's back to work!


~so sayeth the Mittiot.

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Monday, January 14, 2008


ON THE ROMNEY CAMPAIGN: First, dear readers, allow your Mittiot to make one last pitch for our man Mitt. Following, I've posted the official campaign's last Michigan Primary YouTube vid (which I hope you'll view and consider). Lastly, I had to comment on the latest piece of "Straight Talk" literature your Mittiot got from our "Maverick" Senator. Then our fate is in the hands of the voters. . .

ON MICHIGAN'S PRIMARY TOMORROW: No need to try and spin the polls, they are what they are (neck and neck), BUT, there is a reason to think long and hard about the facts:


Fact: No one in Washington - NO ONE - has shown the leadership to right Michigan's woes.

Fact: No one in Washington - NO ONE - has had the intelligence to end illegal immigration.

Fact: No one in Washington - NO ONE - has the foresight to level the playing field of trade.


Fact: Only one candidate - ONE - understands Michigan's Manufacturing woes.

Fact: Only one candidate - ONE - has a plan to end the defacto amnesty of illegal immigrants.

Fact: Only one candidate - ONE - has the experience to level the playing field of trade.

MICHIGAN NEEDS MITT ROMNEY. . .and this is the biggest "FACT"

Lastly, fellow Mittiots don't you believe for a minute that the liberal press, the Hufficrats and Hufficans are going to be able to drive Mitt from this race regardless of tomorrows vote (like I said earlier, unless MItt wins by 10 points, the media will call it a "loss"). They keep saying "Mitt doesn't connect with the voters. . . he just doesn't catch on. . ." Let me tell you something: That is MEDIA DRIVEN B.S.! (as in BULL $#!^).

Of every "Republican" (and I use the term loosely given the number of "independents" who've voted) ballot cast, Mitt has more in his column than ANY other GOP candidate. He also has more delegates to boot! This IS NOT a question of whether or not Republicans like Mitt Romney - WE LOVE HIM - this is a question of whether the LIBERAL MEDIA likes MITT. And, the answer is - THEY ARE SCARED TO DEATH OF HIM.

Take Michigan for example: The Grand Rapids Press (our most conservative major paper in the state) endorses Mitt, while the Detroit Free Press (our most liberal major paper in the state) endorses McCain. . . and goes on to all but beg dems to cross over and vote in the GOP primary. Why? Can't a Republican candidate win a Republican primary WITHOUT DEMOCRAT VOTES? Hmmmmm.

So, you take it from me - Win, lose or draw, Mitt Romney will not get out of this race for the GOP NOMINATION as long as he continues to have the support from the actual REPUBLICAN voters of the party... your Mittiot will not let him... THE "CAMPAIGN" ON ROMNEY: Please watch the video. Mitt has been here for a long time prior to last Thursday. With your help, Mitt will be here for a long time to come. . .


Here's some straight talk for ya': Mitt Romney has received the Pro-Life Michigan Coalition Endorsement! Really? YEP, REALLY. Really, really? YEP, REALLY, REALLY. How come I didn't hear of the endorsement? Well, that's because I just decided to endorse Mitt. You see, I'm the Pro-Life Michigan Coalition and Mitt's got my seal of approval! You can't just make up a pro-life group and endorse who you want. . . OH REALLY? Really. Really, Really? Because that's what I got from the ol' straight shooter.

If you look real closely - you'll see the endorsement IS NOT from Michigan Right To Life - it's from Jerry Zandstra's Pro-Life Federation. Who's Jerry Zandstra (though a nice enough guy) he was Michigan's Brownback for President Campaign Chair and when Brownback dropped out and got on the McCain wagon - Zandstra came with him. Jerry hasn't always been on friendly terms with the GOP - nor Right To Life of Michigan (of which, your Mittiot is a contributor via Jackson Citizens for Life)

"Right to Life, Zandstra Part Ways" - Grand Rapids Press Article

And HE created the Pro-Life Federation. . . just like your Mittiot, who's a very "anti-abortion", "life at conception", "protect those who cannot protect themselves", kinda guy, created the Michigan Pro-Life Coalition. AND, based on my grading scale (and by considering the records and ELECTABILITY and CAPABILITY) find Mitt Romney to be the best candidate for President.


Bottom Line: That's not "Straight Talk," Senator, that's deception.

~ so sayeth the Mittiot.

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Sunday, January 13, 2008


First things first. I actually had "Christmas" with my in-laws yesterday and didn't find the time to post yesterday. "Why Christmas so late in the season?" you ask. Because my Michigan native, brother in-law (who I love dearly) could not get back to Michigan until this past Saturday. You see, he's living in South Carolina assisting in the building of a NEW BMW plant. . . My sister-in-law and two nieces went down to stay with him during Christmas and have since come back to get the girls back in school. . . hence, Christmas on Saturday. SOUND FAMILIAR? For some 100,000 Michiganians this has been the reality for TOO many Christmases and birthdays and anniversaries. . .
Here's what I believe the "Maverick" US Senator is failing to get: We believe Washington has been the problem - We believe Washington has been broken for too looooong - and we know the Senator has been in Washington for the duration of Michigan's one-state recession - we've needed leadership in Washington for the last 8 years. . .
Your Mittiot pulled this out of his mailbox this morning -
Michigan's question to John McCain, "WHERE THE HELL HAVE YOU & WASHINGTON BEEN? Michigan workers have been being displaced for the last 8 years. . ."
Bottom line: The Senator couldn't even fix his own border while the Senior Senator from Arizona. Why should Michiganians believe he can assist us in overcoming our challenges while the President of the United States?
~ so asketh the Mittiot

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