Romney Played Well in Mitt
Economy Biggest issue at the Polls
By Albert N. Milliron
Governor Mitt Romney was glowing
following his win in Michigan last night. It took only 6 million
dollars, in advertising during his presidential bid, to finally to get his Gold.
Politisite thought that McCain would pull through and get a sliver of
a win here but the night belonged to Governor Mitt Romney. Since we
have been talking about horse races, no one gets the Triple Crown.
Each major candidate now has a win from both sides. The inevitable
candidates are no more. Change is the buzz word being used by
all of the campaigns and change it is. Each time we’ve has a
caucus or primary election the winners change! That will all
change in South Carolina as it is inevitable that someone will
leave here on Saturday night with two golds.
In Iowa it was the Values Voters who
prevailed. Huckabee was their guy and with most elections the
momentum usually follows the candidate tot he next state. But this
is an election season about change. New Hampshire is the
state with more than 44% independent voters who can vote in the
democratic or republican primary. Senator John McCain the Maverick
is the embodiment of an independent He is a guy who often angers the
right and the left simultaneously. McCain ran away with the vote in
New Hampshire. Michigan hit hard by unemployment, brain drain, and
industry leaving in droves is in a economic mess. Governor Mitt
Romney took over as CEO of the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics,
turning around a 379 Million dollar deficit, contributed 1 million of
his own money, and ended up with a 100 Million profit. He also
donated his 825,000 salary to charity. Romney was also part of
turning the National chain, Staples around. So if you have a leaky
faucet, call a plumber.
Without going through a long analysis
on why we thought Senator McCain would win this primary, lets just
say we are momentum stock traders. Governor Romney beat Senator
McCain Hands down. Michigan voters see Romney is their answer to
the economic crisis they are in. Mitt had the right message for this
Here is the Results for Michigan.
- Mitt Romney: 38.9% (2, 27%)
John McCain: 29.7% (1, 29%)
Mike Huckabee: 16.1% (3, 16%)
Ron Paul: 6.3% (4, 8%)
Fred Thompson: 3.7% (5, 5%)
Rudy Giuliani: 2.8% (6, 5%)
I know I had some fun with the
Democratic Primary. Last night was a highlight for Dennis’ Kucinich
as he came in third behind Uncommitted with 3.7 percent of the vote.
Hillary Clinton came in 1st with 55.4%. Stripping all of
the delegate away from Michigan is an embarrassment but in keeping
with tradition, bot parties are trying to keep the Iowa, New
Hampshire, and South Carolina tradition going. I do see where a
western state should be represented in these early contests as well.
Nevada did not get punished for moving their primary up to January
19th. I guess there is an exception to every rule and
with every rule there is a politician who can find a loop hole.
Albert N. Milliron