I think IA and WI are winnable - but MN is just too deep a Blue State for a GOP presidential candidate to win there. MI is going to go to Obama because Detroit votes early and often. And the auto industry workers are grateful to the One for saving their jobs.
Uggh, good lord. I bet the Democrats were hearing those same kinds of comments about North Carolina, Virginia and Indiana before they actually tried for them in 2008.
Detroit has lost 25% yes 25% of its population since 2008 there is not as many to over come as in the past.
Remember there has been an exodus of jobs and D voters from OH and MI. In OH the voter purge took out net 375,000 Ds, and absentees show them down in absentees alon by. Whopping NET 175,000 over 08. I am sure something similar is happening in Detroit.