presidential election http://michiganradio.org en Commentary: Rigging presidential elections http://michiganradio.org/post/commentary-rigging-presidential-elections <p>We’re used to some level of dirty politics in our elections, even presidential elections&nbsp; -- in fact, smears, nastiness and exaggeration have been around since the time of George Washington.</p><p>But we draw the line at trying to actually rig the election results. When the verdict is in, it’s in, and everybody accepts the result.</p><p>Except now certain Republicans around the country have a plan to rig presidential election results to virtually guarantee that any Republican would win the presidency, even if they really lost.</p><p>Republican National Chairman Reince Priebus has endorsed this plan, members of his party are actively pushing it in Pennsylvania, and Governor Snyder says it is worth thinking about in Michigan.&nbsp; The truth is that it is not only unfair, but has the potential, if adopted, to make Michigan less relevant in presidential elections.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 13:00:38 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 10882 at http://michiganradio.org Commentary: Rigging presidential elections Ann Romney gushes love for Michigan, praises Paul Ryan's debate performance http://michiganradio.org/post/ann-romney-gushes-love-michigan-praises-paul-ryans-debate-performance <p>Ann Romney is making stops across Michigan Friday. The wife of Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney started early at conference center in Hudsonville, just outside of Grand Rapids.</p><p>Ann Romney has been doing a lot of campaigning for her husband. So she says she made one “special request” of planners; “Will you please send me to Michigan?”</p><p>Standing in front of a “Women for Mitt” banner, Ann Romney held up her hand, pointed to her hometown and confessed her love for the state.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 15:27:17 +0000 Lindsey Smith 9465 at http://michiganradio.org Ann Romney gushes love for Michigan, praises Paul Ryan's debate performance Small business owners in Michigan voice support for Romney's middle class plan http://michiganradio.org/post/small-business-owners-michigan-voice-support-romneys-middle-class-plan <p>Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney is refocusing his tax plan to strengthen the middle class. Romney was in Colorado Thursday to outline his plan, which included points that have been previously released.</p><p>In Michigan and other states the campaign lined up several small business owners to share their support for Romney.</p><p>Tyce Holst owns <a href="http://taylorrentalholland.com/about">Taylor Rental and Party Plus</a>, a rental store in Holland that employs 10 full time workers. Holst says the recession forced him to lay off two employees.</p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 20:39:41 +0000 Lindsey Smith 8524 at http://michiganradio.org Small business owners in Michigan voice support for Romney's middle class plan GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney coming to Lansing this week http://michiganradio.org/post/gop-presidential-contender-mitt-romney-coming-lansing-week <p>Mitt Romney will make his first visit to Michigan this week since the state&rsquo;s February presidential primary. The apparent Republican presidential nominee will deliver a speech in Lansing.</p><p>Mitt Romney won a narrow victory over Rick Santorum in the Michigan Republican primary.</p><p>Romney will speak at Lansing Community College tomorrow afternoon. His speech is expected to focus on the economy, and he will say President Obama&rsquo;s policies have failed to sufficiently lift middle class families.</p> Mon, 07 May 2012 11:01:50 +0000 Rick Pluta 7362 at http://michiganradio.org GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney coming to Lansing this week