"Michigan Heats up for the GOP!"

Next stop on the campaign trail will be Michigan tomorrow, Tuesday, January 15th. A composite of seven key polls, shows its a tight race!

A Strategic Vision Poll has it McCain 29%; Romney 20%; Huckabee 18%; Undecided 9%.

American Research Group has McCain 34%; Romney 27%; Huckabee 15%; Undecided 6%.

Real Clear Politics has a composite of 7 different polls showing it is much, much closer:

Romney 27.0%; McCain 26.3% Huckabee 15.9%. Undecided are NOT listed and that is crucial.

If the news media learned one lesson from the New Hampshire polling, its that you must report the number of undecideds! Exit polling showed almost 20% of New Hampshire Democrats went to the polling place undecided!

Than number, in large part, helps to explain Hillary Clinton's huge comeback win, and why the pre-polling was so off!

I will travel to Nevada later this week for the GOP and Democratic Caucuses! Hopefully I will be checking in with Ronn Owens, on AM-810 KGO Radio from time to time!

"Bill Richardson Will Be Back!"

(San Francisco, CA)

"Richardson Out; Likely to Return!"

Someday you might say "you heard it here first!"

Gov. Bill Richardson, (D-NM) dropped out of the Presidential Primary sweepstakes today, but his name is not likely to fade from the headlines.

Richardson remains a prime Vice-Presidential running mate.

Here's why: Back in 1980, a guy named George H.W. Bush was placed on the GOP ticket with Ronald Reagan, largely because Bush had the "longest resume' in Washington, DC." It helped balance out any perceived shortcomings Reagan had on foreign policy. Bush was a Congressman, CIA Director, UN Ambassador and GOP Party Chairman.

Richardson, holds similar assets, having served in Congress, as UN Ambassador, as Energy Secretary and as an "ad-hoc" diplomat, as well as Governor. Plus he is from the "swing state" of New Mexico, which Gore won in 2000, but Bush '43' took back in 2004. New Mexico is was I call a "BLED" state...part Blue, Part Red...a toss-up! It's in play this year! Plus, Richardson is also Latino...appealing to a key voting block.

As for the other news of the day, John Kerry endorsing Barack Obama? ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzz! Endorsements mean little; they rarely have. Why didn't he do it before New Hampshire, a neighboring state to Massachusetts?

It's not a big deal. Big headline; little consequence>

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