AP: President Obama Wins Michigan

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

President Barack Obama has won Michigan in his bid for a second term.

Obama developed a reservoir of good will in the state by championing federal assistance to General Motors and Chrysler, which were on the brink of bankruptcy when he took office in 2009. The bailout has been credited with saving more than a million jobs. "Osama bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive" was a rallying cry for Obama supporters.

Republican challenger Mitt Romney was a vocal opponent of rescuing the car companies, labeling it "crony capitalism" and saying the industry would have fared better without government help.

The Democratic president benefited from strong ties to organized labor and heavy support from black voters in Detroit and other population centers. He also carried Michigan in 2008.

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  • by Dallas Location: Michigan on Nov 23, 2012 at 01:30 PM
    We just came through the worst four years in our history, we are the only state in the union to LOSE population, we gave the auto industry billions, only to see them file bankruptcy anyway. My question is how did Obama get even 1 vote, let on win. For gods sakes people, do YOU want him to finish us off?
  • by Jack Location: Michigan on Nov 21, 2012 at 06:33 AM
    It is apparent that the person asking if I am helpless did not read what I said. What part of paying for my own health care and working two jobs indicates that I am helpless? I was merely pointed out to Samantha (who stated that we pay for ALL the uninsured to receive health care) that "we" do not pay for this uninsured person to receive health care. Further, I was questioning her comment on abortion. That's all.
  • by Name Location: Location on Nov 20, 2012 at 04:09 AM
    Jack are you helpless??? Your comparison to a unborn child is convenient. An unborn child is helpless, can you say the same for yourself. I find it convenient that people will send a politician/thug to go and take from their neighbors, but won't ask for help themselves. Healthcare is not a right, it's a conveniences. If it's a right, I have a right to be perfectly healthy!!!
  • by Jack Location: Michigan on Nov 19, 2012 at 08:37 AM
    Samantha, I am confused by your comment. I did not realize that we are paying for the uninsured. I currently do not have insurance, work 2 jobs and NO ONE pays for my medical care but me. If you could post on how I can actually receive medical care that would be great because I have a laundry list of things needing attention. Please do not refer me to the emergency room because they do not actually provide all medical care. Also confusing in your post is the mention of life beginning at birth and Christianity. Is this a venue for you to post your irrelevant views on abortion? Or perhaps your point is that you are Christian when it comes to life beginning at birth but not so much when it comes to helping those in need. Convenient.
  • by RT Location: Lansing on Nov 16, 2012 at 06:02 AM
    @Mark. What's wrong with you?? Do you actually expect people to display the rugged individualism typified by Americans of the past who didn't whine and complain and pulled themselves up by their own hard work?? You know full well that it's the benevolence of the government that allows people to get ahead in life NOT their own dedication. Life is just not fair and we need the government to make everything fair and to make sure we all have plenty unicorns and pixie dust so the world isn't such a scary place. Shame on you--you're so intolerant!!...(Mark, you hit the nail right on the head--couldn't agree with you more!!)
  • by Non_Anon Location: Michigan on Nov 14, 2012 at 09:36 AM
    Mark, you want people to strive to attain a better life and not be dependent on government to survive. Unfortunately, the conditions of the 1950s, where one could, by working hard and investing in their education, are long past. In today's world, it is absolutely essential that you know people who are already wealthy in order to 'get ahead'. When I was working, I saw many promotions go to people who were not really qualified because they were related to the boss or knew the boss on a personal basis. There were at least two people I know, who were very hard-working for the company, who were more qualified than the person that got the position, who were 'passed over'.
  • by Name Location: Location on Nov 14, 2012 at 04:08 AM
    Obama is that 70's President, worst economy since Jimmy Carter and soon to be impeached like Dicky Nixon!?!?!?
  • by Mark Location: Location on Nov 12, 2012 at 05:28 AM
    Non_Anon: Thanks for illustrating why Obama got re-elected. Let's dismantle and persecute the upper class while enabling the laziness that plagues our society. We should be encouraging people to aspire to the upper class instead of have having them form "lynch mods" bent on its destruction. People work their way to the top. The upper class didn't start with one person who then extended the offer to other, and then another, and so on. True, some of the upper class is made up of people who had their wealth passed down. The other members of the upper class worked for every penny. Despite their work it was the govt/society that made it happen and not their own blood, sweat, and tears right? And lets tax the hell out of them and their toils so we can pass out even more food stamps. The saying "it's not what you know, it's who you know." is an excuse for people to be lazy. It is a way for people to sit around and wait for someone to happen instead of going out and making their own future. I work my 9-5 job (actually more like 50 hrs. a week) and run a business from home. I would say my family's "lot in life" gets better every year, and I don't know a single person that makes more over to $250K per year.
  • by RT Location: Lansing on Nov 9, 2012 at 10:48 AM
    I'd rather see my yellow lab as president than Obama but I look at it this way...he won the election fair and square so everyone didn't vote for him needs to get over it. I, and many others, know what will be the result of this man as president for another four years--so everyone who did vote for him also needs to accept the responsibility for what will soon happen because you knew what you were getting.
  • by Non_Anon Location: Michigan on Nov 9, 2012 at 09:51 AM
    Mark, David, and Kelly: You are living in the past, the America of the 1950s. In today's world it does NOT matter how hard you work, how much you know, if you don't know someone of the upper class who will help you or give you a chance, you will NOT better your or your family's lot in life.
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