I work at a hotel in Saint Joseph, Michigan, which is a pretty solidly Republican part of the state. Earlier this evening, a woman from Illinois and her daughter checked in. They were here to work for the Romney campaign GOTV effort.
I expressed surprise, and stated emphatically that Michigan was NOT in play. I thought it would make more sense for them to head to Wisconsin.
A couple hours later it hit me exactly why they had been sent here. They have no chance of winning Michigan. They are just trying to drive up the PV numbers in a safe environment. They're going to get thumped in the EC, so at least make the PV numbers as good as possible. That means they've lost already and they know it.
Anyway, I took a vacation day tomorrow, and I'll be driving people to the polls, so hopefully I'll help raise OUR PV:)