It’s Happening Again …and We Need a Michigan Solution!

Originally published in the Ann Arbor News, Bay City Times, Flint Journal, Grand Rapids Press, Jackson Citizen Patriot, Kalamazoo Gazette, Muskegon Chronicle, Saginaw News
October 21, 2012

Four years ago, the McCain campaign pulled out of Michigan in October, ceding the state to Obama. Sara Palin rather famously and publically disagreed with the decision and wanted to fight on. The so-called mainstream media in Michigan never loved her more at that moment. But alas it was not to be. Without a designation as a battleground state, millions of media dollars were not spent here. Most were spent in Ohio.

Fast-forward to 2012. Back in September pollsters figured Michigan to be leaning Obama and again those ad dollars never made it north of Toledo. Luckily for our election economy, we have six ballot proposals of dubious merit for many special interest groups and one billionaire robber-baron to throw money at. And, boy, have they!

So my idea with this week’s comic was simply to tie this together. Since apparently the end always justifies the means when it comes to amending our state constitution, why not guarantee ourselves a piece of the presidential campaign money? Not any more crazy than, say, Proposal 6.

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