LOCAL BOY

(Alex Wong/Getty Images)
(Alex Wong/Getty Images)

At Ford Field Friday, Romney unveils no new economic policy in remarks combining his stump speech and an outline of his economic plan.

Mitt: “Detroit shouldn’t just be the motor city of America, it’s got to be the motor city of the entire world.”

Even includes “trees are the right height” homage to Michigan.

Hits Obama for failure to lead on entitlements.

Obama 2012 spox LaBolt: “The lip service Mitt Romney paid to the middle class today was as empty as the stadium he stood in.”

Axelrod joins in on Twitter: “Judging from pictures, looks like Mitt pinned himself in inside the 20.”

The national media is baffled by a news-less speech in a barely filled football stadium. The return of the "trees" line will add to the chattering and confusion. National cable news channels barely covered the event at all. But I betcha the coverage in Michigan media (particularly local TV) will be about the local-boy-made-good who fancies cars speaking on the field of their beloved football stadium about his ideas for jobs and replacing Barack Obama. And that could help him appeal to Wolverine State Republicans and win Tuesday's must-win primary — even if the smart set in Georgetown and Midtown don't much dig it.
Related Topics: 2012 Elections, Analysis, News, Republican Party, The Page

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