Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity

A Last-Minute Pitch on the Romney Bus

Voters go to the polls in Michigan today. (Reuters).

By Juliet Eilperin
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- For a campaign like Mitt Romney's, get-out-the vote efforts start right within your own camp. It doesn't always guarantee success, though.

On the way to a primary-day rally this morning, Romney spokesman Tim Albrecht asked the media bus driver, Terrence Bennett, whether he would be voting today once he got off work and returned home to his native town of Detroit. Bennett assented, so Albrecht launched into his pitch.

"Once you're going to go home, we'd love to have you vote for Governor Romney."

"I haven't made up my mind."

"He's good, he's from Michigan, he cares about you guys."

"I know he's from Michigan, but I haven't decided yet."

In an interview, Bennett--who doesn't have a party preference--said he's looking for a candidate who will help restore Michigan's economy and provide broader health care coverage.

"I listen to what people say. My thing is like this: are you going to follow what you say?" he asked. "You hear it all the time, if I'm elected I'm going to do this, I'm going to do that, I'm going to do this and this and this. I see something totally different from what I'm hearing. Me, as a young person and a voter, I have a problem with that."

Maybe Albrecht will win Bennett over on the ride to the airport. After all, there's plenty of time before the polls close.

By Washington Post editors  |  January 15, 2008; 10:20 AM ET
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Obama, in Nevada, Talks Electability
Next: Rudy All Across Florida


I predict the voters of the Michigan primary have no idea who they're voting for...but, you tell me after you see this;

Candidate Research - Know Who You're Voting For ( The Easy Way )

Posted by: Winghunter | January 15, 2008 6:57 PM | Report abuse

Well, Mr. Bennet, consider this, Hillary, Obama, Edwards, and McClown(Mr. Military Pork!), all have been in Congress, all made their promises, and collectively have accomplished an 11% Approval Rating, and that's about all Folks!
Mitt Romney, and his likely Side Kick-even if he does not win another Caucus, Huckster, are NOT a PART of the existing Problem!
Time to think about picking from a different Tree, or Barrel!

Posted by: rat-the | January 15, 2008 11:22 AM | Report abuse

Republican Michigan Primary - Prediction Time!

Who do you predict will win the Republican Michigan Primary?


Posted by: jeffboste | January 15, 2008 10:43 AM | Report abuse

The comments to this entry are closed.

RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company