Michigan looks again reliably Democratic -- not because of anything the Obama team has done, but because of the nature of the contest between Romney and Santorum, which has alienated many independent voters and created a tremendous divide.
It is, indeed, ironic that the GOP presidential candidates now flailing about in Michigan have in front of their eyes a Republican blueprint for responsible, effective governance.
Thankfully, Democrats are in a period of relative internal calm right now. But what's a trouble making Democrat to do in the interim? May I suggest casting a vote for Rick Santorum in Tuesday's GOP presidential primary?
You might not know it from the extended bouts of hair-pulling-and-garment-rending anguish emanating from the Republican Party establishment these days, but the Republican Party is getting exactly what they asked for.
If Santorum beats Romney in his putative home state of Michigan, Santorum could embarrass and damage Romney enough to gain serious momentum into Super Tuesday.