Mitt Romney peddled hope to Michigan and beat McCain by 9 points. McCain was the realist and told the folks up there that their jobs were gone and they needed to retool themselves for a different kind of job. Apparently the voters believed Romney when he filled them with dreams of a revived auto industry and those old jobs coming back.
Hope is one thing but blindly following the piper is quite another. The fact the Michiganders can be bamboozled so easily by a slick-looking and slick-talking businessman doesn't give me much confidence that we will choose the best leader for our nation this November.
Check out the NYT's post today, Blue-Collar Jobs Disappear, Taking Families’ Way of Life Along