Romney sees potential in Michigan

Nostalgic visit to home state

“I think Michigan’s a state I can win,” Romney told reporters on the flight, noting that the state is shaped like a mitt. “If I win in Michigan, then I become the president, and that would mean a lot to me personally.”

When the plane landed, he told reporters, “look around, and you’ll see the trees are the right height.”

Michigan is the last stop on Mitt Romney’s bus tour through six key states.

Romney is seriously optimistic about his chances to become the first Republican presidential nominee to win Michigan in a quarter century due to his faith in his family’s good name here.

Romney trumpeted the same message across Michigan all day Tuesday, promising on the final swing of his “Every Town Counts” bus tour to paint the state red.

Mitt “Cherry Pie” Romney

Mitt Romney stopped by DeWitt to talk about the cherry pie — but only after Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette introduced the candidate as Mitt “Cherry Pie” Romney, in recognition of the many cherry pie contests teenaged Mitt and his father won at county fairs across the state.

“Most people say that Michigan — ahh, out of touch, out of reach for a Republican. No way can a Republican win,” Romney said outside the Sweetie-licious pie shop in DeWitt. “Regardless of whether or not you’re Republican or Democrat, the people of Michigan want someone who will get the job done… and I’ll do it.”

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