Wednesday, January 16, 2008
My friend, Mike Mayer, emailed me today asking if he had detected a Romney win. He was softly chiding me, I suspect, because of my earlier blog about Romney's chances of gaining the White House. I honestly did not expect as strong a win for Romney in Michigan as he racked up. I was returning from a safety managers' meeting in Phoenix last night and was excited to see Romney ahead while I was at the airport in Phoenix preparing to board the plane. I had to wait until I arrived at the airport in Salt Lake to see that he had indeed won, and won pretty big. With the Michigan win, do Romney's chances get better? I will have to say yes. But, I am only slightly more optimistic than I was yesterday morning. Romney has a good portion of the serious conservative Republicans, but the mods and undecided lemmings are numerous enough and so unpredictable that it is hard for me to get my hopes up very high. Under those circumstances the anti Mormon vote can still hurt Romney. I hope it doesn't, but I fear it will. Prove me wrong, America!