presidential debate en Stateside: Auto industry's place in the debate <p>The auto industry continues to resonate throughout this year’s presidential election.</p><p>Cyndy Canty spoke with Michigan Radio’s political analyst Jack Lessenberry and Daniel Howes, business columnist for the Detroit News, about the auto industry’s role in last night’s presidential debate.</p><p>“It drives home the point how important the industrial Midwest is in this election,” said Howes.</p><p>Obama suggested last night that Mitt Romney called for Detroit’s bankruptcy.</p><p>This was a point of contention for Mr. Romney and, according to Howes, for good reason.</p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 22:06:59 +0000 Stateside Staff 9580 at Stateside: Auto industry's place in the debate Commentary: Debating Autos <p>The second presidential debate is over, and I’m pretty sure that if you polled Michigan voters and asked, simply, “who won last night?” there wouldn’t be any doubt of their answer.</p><p>It would be Justin Verlander, who last night pitched the Detroit Tigers to within one game of the World Series.</p><p>Indeed, I’d bet that more people were following their victory over the hated Yankees than were watching the confrontation in New York between the major presidential candidates.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 14:47:37 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 9502 at Commentary: Debating Autos Commentary: The forgotten campaign <p>Well, by now there have been a zillion analyses of last night’s debate, most of which agree challenger Mitt Romney came on stronger than a curiously laid-back President Obama.</p><p>There’s not much I can add to that except perspective. I have seen every presidential debate since they became a permanent part of our political landscape back in 1976.</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 12:45:05 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 9358 at Commentary: The forgotten campaign The week in Michigan Politics <p>Every Wednesday Morning Edition host Christina Shockley and Michigan Radio's political analyst talk about what's been happening when it comes to politics in the state. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 12:15:17 +0000 Jack Lessenberry, Christina Shockley & Emily Fox 9340 at The week in Michigan Politics