A lot of people are giving up on Michigan, even McCain. I try to avoid politics, and as strange as it sounds, I'm happy I will be seeing less political ads. I'm just burnt out on the process already, and it is only the beginning of October.
West Michigan, little by little, is becoming a little mecca for healthcare, IT, and the movie industry. Are there dark days ahead? I'm not sure, but to a certain extent, I already believe Michigan has seen the worst of this before the rest of the USA, due to our manufacturing industries drying up and closing down since the late 90s.
Disclaimer: Despite what Google AdSense might think (I've seen McCain ads show up), if political parties were a musical genre, I'd be classified as "Indie". Traditionally I vote for 'who will harm me the least'. Read into that however you want. If political parties were a religion, I'd be agnostic.
The "in your face" method of McCain's dissing Michigan, I think, is very telling. The fact that running mate Sarah Palin, and Michigan Republicans, didn't have a clue beforehand is even more damning in my mind.
I can definitely agree with being burned out on this election. They started a year earlier than they should have! I hope next time they wait until about a year out. Two years of campaigning is just too much!
Others have expressed a considered opinion that Michigan will recover earlier than others. I have my doubts, what with the heavy union sentiment, but I hope you're right.