Don't forget that the city of Detroit has become largely vacated; it has less than half the population it once had.
And one more thing: the Romney name means something generally positive there, or at least should. His father was elected governor three times. (I confess that when I hear the words "Governor Romney" even now, I think of George Romney.) Is the state suffering from amnesia?
To avoid explaining it again.
Thanks justiceseeker93 and cripplecreek.
1. Seniors. George was governor from 63-69. People in their 50's or older remember George. People born in 1945 and earlier had the chance to vote for George. That's important, because there's a large senior population here, and seniors here are more democrat than elsewhere because of unions.
2. Oakland County. That's Mitt's old stomping ground. The family is known there.
Will that make a difference? Maybe.