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That’s Rob Bluey’s contention. Frankly, I don’t disagree. It strikes me that the media hype about the Romney name in Michigan is a bit overblown–yes, his father was governor, but that was 40 years ago, for crying out loud! Sure, it matters, but it’s not the same advantage that, say, Sen. Bob Casey Jr. (it hurts to write that) had last year in my home state of Pennsylvania, as a result of his father Bob Casey’s extremely popular governorship in the 1990s. (This advantage, many have argued, was so pronounced that many thought they were actually voting for the elder Casey in the Senate race. You won’t be seeing anyone confusing the two Governor Romneys in Michigan, similar as their faces may be.)
Bluey provides a useful corrective: Governor Romney is in fine shape in Michigan, but no one should be calling the state a “gimme” for him.

About Charles Mitchell

EFM's resident Yankee, Charles Mitchell, works in the non-profit arena in his native Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Charissa, live near the state capital of Harrisburg with their daughter, Adeline, and are members of a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America.

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