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  •  That is a bad way to win in Michigan... (1+ / 0-)
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    MichaelNY

    But I was referring to mostly the pressure Romney may face nationally to take an anti-union stance, and how that might trickle down and effect his local image. Like in the Republican debate, where Pawlenty said he would sign a right-to-work law because he wants "choices" for working people (meat packing, etc.), but tried to sound a protectionist-ish call on trade deals. Sorry if there was any confusion about that or anything else. I'm not sure you misread me, I was just arguing it would be a negative and thought it was an implicit since he might be forced to directly state, like Pawlenty did, he's in favor of national Right-to-Work, it would be with the connotation that, politically, he would only have to for the national Republican primary.

    MI-06 (Home), MI-02 (College), Male, 20

    by koolbens on Sun Jun 19, 2011 at 11:01:03 AM PDT

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    •  And let me say... (1+ / 0-)
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      I don't think Romney's current "health care reform for some states, right-to-work for others" platform is going to sell. State's rights may be in vogue with certain elements of the Tea Party and in the South, but those voters aren't going to go for Romney anyways, and swing voters are eventually going to wonder why if right-to-work is so great for jobs why he encourages it in New Hampshire, a state where he needs to win a conservative Republican primary electorate over, but not his birthplace of Michigan, with it's double-digit unemployment and, according to him, "failed" car industry. But that's more a general election concern.

       http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/...

      MI-06 (Home), MI-02 (College), Male, 20

      by koolbens on Sun Jun 19, 2011 at 11:08:35 AM PDT

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