‘Personal commitment’ key to Romney’s victory

By Terrell Starr

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and Senator Hillary Clinton cruised to victory in Michigan’s presidential primary.

David Robertson is a republican state representative from Michigan. He said the key to Romney’s much needed victory was his focus on Michigan’s reeling economy.

var UniqueNameFO = { movie:”https://www.dailyillini.com/media/paper736/interactive/4fek2yh2.swf”, width:”200″, height:”305″, majorversion:”8″, build:”0″, xi:”true” };

UFO.create(UniqueNameFO, “di_inline_flash”);

Get macromedia Flash Player

“He focused his attention on economic issues and he made a personal commitment to Michigan in terms of helping Michigan’s economy, helping the auto industry and so on,” Robertson said.

While Clinton easily won the Democratic primary with 55 percent of the vote, some democrats feel her victory was luke warm. Virgil Smith is a democratic state representative from Michigan. He said Clinton should have won by a much larger margin.

“If I was Hillary Clinton I would like to see that more around 70 percent with not too many opponents on the ballot that are the front runners sort of speak like John Edwards or Barack Obama,” Smith said.

The National Democratic Convention deemed Michigan’s primary illegal because it was held before the upcoming primaries on Super Tuesday. This means the party will not seat Michigan’s delegates at this summer’s national convention.

National Democratic Convention rules only allow Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina to hold early primaries.