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Cool, Calm and Collected at Grand Rapids Polling Station

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

With McCain's surprise withdrawal from the state on Oct. 2, and Obama enjoying a major advantage in the latest polling, Michigan's 17 electoral votes ...

Indiana Home to Increasing Numbers of Once-Rare Blue Hoosiers

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

Another ominous sign for the McCain campaign is the most recent polling average by Real Clear Politics, which has Barack Obama leading -- albeit barel...

GM Shutters Michigan Plant, Further Eroding McCain-Palin Support

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

In a smoke-filled bowling alley in Wyoming, Michigan, Laura Burns unofficially acts as the Wednesday women's league spokesperson: "I'm leaning toward ...

Who Won the Final Debate? Drudge Votes Early...

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

The results of Drudge's Mid-Debate Post-Debate Winner's Poll have John McCain as the overwhelming winner of the still-running face off. As of 10:22 EST, the Republican wins handily, 75 percent to 23 percent!

Palin Non Grata: Even Drudge Avoids Wading into the Palin Ethics Swamp

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

One would think that the Republican juggernaut of the blogosphere would at least want to spin the Alaska Committee's report. Is Palin such an embarrassment to mainstream conservative America that not even Drudge will rise to her defense?

War Protesters Confront McCain In Swing-State Michigan

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

The protesters believe we must end the occupation of Iraq and redirect spending toward human needs. "You're so old," called one to the McCain fans. "It's time to change the rules."

Does Obama have a thing for Michigan?

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

If Obama aims to win without having to carry Florida and Ohio, then Michigan and its 17 electoral votes will be critical, which explains the campaign's preference for staging big announcements there.

Election 2008: The Race Election

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

There is something culturally sick about defining such a critical election along racial lines alone. This election should not be a referendum on black and white. It should be a referendum on the Bush years.

McCain Spends $1M Campaigning Without Rival In Mich.

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

McCain has been managing to lose a race against no one in the critical general election state, despite spending more than $500,000 per week since the end of May on TV ads there.

Wisconsin Diary: My Grandparents Think McCain's Too Old

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

In a northern Midwestern town, at my cousin's graduation, I got a glimpse of something remarkable, something that may signal yet more troublesome news to the already troubled regiment of McCain campaign strategists.