Governor’s Race Town Hall Recap / Big Names Campaigning / Detroit Bankruptcy | MiWeek Full Episode


>>>A FULL BREAK DOWN OF THE SNYDER -SCHAUER TOWN HALL.
WHO GOT THE BOUNCE? PLUS THE IMPACT OF BIG
NAMES ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL. AND DETROIT’S BANKRUPTCY
ROUNDING THE CORNER. MIWEEK STARTS RIGHT NOW!
>>>HI AND WELCOME TO MIWEEK, THANKS FOR JOINING US,
I’M CHRISTY MCDONALD. IT’S THE TOWN HALL EVERYONE IS
TALKING ABOUT WITH GOVERNOR RICK SNYDER AND CHALLENGER MARK
SCHAUER – WE’LL TAKE A LOOK AT THE KEY MOMENTS FROM SUNDAY’S
FORUM, THE REACTION, AND HOW IT IS AFFECTING THE RACE.
PLUS ELECTION 2014, PRESIDENT OBAMA HEADING
TO MICHIGAN TO CAMPAIGN. DO BIG NAMES MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
AND DETROIT’S BANKRUPTCY CLOSE TO AN END.
WE DO START OFF WITH A LOOK AT THE RACE FOR GOVERNOR
AND THE TOWN HALL FORUM. SO LET’S BRING IN OUR
CONTRIBUTORS, NOLAN FINLEY OF THE DETROIT NEWS AND
STEPHEN HENDERSON OF THE DETROIT FREE PRESS.
WHAT’S THE FEEDBACK?>>THEY WERE SURPRISED AT
THE DIFFERENCE OF GOVERNOR, HE WAS FEISTY,
AND GOT COMBATIVE WITH YOU. HE WAS A LITTLE ANGRIER.
IT WORKED FOR HIM IN THIS SETTING.
HE MENTIONED IN A POLL AFTER THE DEBATE, AND THE PEOPLE WHO
WATCHED IT, GAVE IT TO THE GOVERNOR BY A 40 TO 23% MARGIN,
IT WAS A PRETTY GOOD MARGIN FOR THE GOVERNOR IN THAT.
>>WHAT’S BEEN THE FEEDBACK FROM YOUR VANTAGE POINT?
>>I THINK THAT PEOPLE WERE SURPRISED BY THE DEMEANOR
THE GOVERNOR HAD, THEY HAVEN’T SEEN HIM LIKE THAT.
AND I’VE HEARD PEOPLE SAY THEY DIDN’T KNOW THAT MUCH OF MARK,
BEFORE OTHER THAN WHAT THEY’D SEEN IN COMMERCIALS, AND
THEY FELT THEY HAD A BETTER SENSE OF WHAT HE BELIEVES.
IN THE DEBATE. I THINK THAT’S A DOUBLE EDGED
SWORD FOR HIM, I’VE ALSO HEARD PEOPLE SAY, I DIDN’T
HEAR THE SPECIFICS OF WHAT HE IS PLANNING TO DO.
IT MADE HIM A MORE IDENTIFIABLE PERSONA, THE DEBATE DID.
THAT’S A PLUS FOR HIM, THERE WEREN’T ENOUGH PEOPLE.
>>HE RALLIED HIS BASE, YOU THINK ABOUT THE DEMOCRATIC BASE,
NOT HAPPY WITH RICK SNYDER, THERE’S HATERS IN THAT BASE.
YOU THINK OF THIS ELECTION AS A REFERENDUM ON SNYDER,
MARK HAS TO GET THE ANTISNYDER VOTES EXCITED.
PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT HIM TO GET EXCITED, BUT
YOU HAVE TO GET THEM EXCITED ABOUT VOTING AGAINST RICK.
HE DID A GOOD JOB OF THAT, ATTACK, ATTACK, ATTACK, HIT,
HILT, HIT, PEOPLE NOT INCLINED TO VOTE FOR RICK
WERE EXCITED AND ENTHUSED. WHETHER THAT’S ENOUGH TO
CARRY HIM OVER THE TOP –>>EVERYONE IS LIKE,
WHO DO YOU THINK WON? IT’S SO FUNNY, I HAVE FRIENDS
ON BOTH SIDES, AND MARK WON HANDS DOWN AND ALL MY
REPUBLICAN FRIENDS, OH NO, IT WAS A CLOSE DRAW.
>>THEY HAD DIFFERENT BURDENS TO MEET TOO.
RICK IS AN INCUMBENT, WHO’S FAMILIAR WITH A RECORD, BUT HE’S
TRYING TO SHOW UP AND DEFEND, MARK IS A RELATIVE UNKNOWN
AND NEEDED THE DEBATE TO INTRODUCE HIMSELF.
THEY BOTH ACCOMPLISHED WHAT THEY NEEDED TO DO
INSIDE THAT CONTEXT, AND INSIDE THOSE MEASURES.
THE QUESTION IS, DID MARK DO ENOUGH TO STOP THE CURRENT
POLLING TREND, WHICH IS LEANING TO THE GOVERNOR, AND SORT
OF PULLING AWAY, THAT WAS ONE OF HIS BURDENS TOO, TO
MOVE THAT BACK THE WAY IT HAD BEEN GOING FOR MONTHS.
UNTIL RECENTLY.>>YOU LOOK AT THE MITCHELL POLL
AGAIN, INDEPENDENT AUDIENCE, WENT WITH THE GOVERNOR.
>>THAT’S INTEREST, THAT’S THE NUMBER TO LOOK AT.
>>REPUBLICANS WILL STAY HOME WITH THE CANDIDATES.
>>THE REASON IT’LL GET TO DECIDE THE RACE, BECAUSE
DEMOCRATS, THE REASON SNYDER WON FOUR YEARS AGO,
SO MANY DEMOCRATS STAYED HOME. IF THOSE PEOPLE SHOW
UP, HE LOSES. SAME THING HERE, IF MARK CAN
MOTIVATE THE DEMOCRATS TO VOTE FOR HIM, HE WINS THE RACE.
THAT’S PART OF THE STRATEGY HERE, THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF
FOCUS HERE ON THE 200,000 OR SO PEOPLE WHO DID NOT SHOW UP
TO VOTE FOUR YEARS AGO. I’M NOT SURE HOW THEY
SHOW UP IN POLLING. THESE WERE FIRST TIME VOTERS IN
2008, THEY SHOWED UP AGAIN IN 2012, ARE THEY CONSIDERED
LIKELY VOTERS WE GO TO WHEN WE’RE POLLING AND ASK OF RACES?
OR COMPLETELY OUTSIDE OF THAT? WE WON’T KNOW UNTIL NOVEMBER 4.
>>DID THE TOWN HALL FORUM, GIVE US THE ANSWER TO THE QUESTIONS
THAT PEOPLE HAVE WHEN THEY’VE BEEN WATCHING THE CAMPAIGN ADS,
YOU CAN’T AVOID ON IT’S, INCLUDING TOPICS OF EDUCATION.
>>THE GOVERNOR USED HIS TIME TO REFUTE THE CLAIMS THAT HAD
BEEN A MADE OF HIS RECORD. PARTICULARLY ON THE
EDUCATION SPENDING. A CENTER PIECE OF HIS CAMPAIGN,
THE GOVERNOR DID A GOOD JOB OF BRINGING THE NUMBERS, THIS
IS WHAT WE’RE SPENDING IN 2011 AND 2014, IT’S CLEARLY MORE.
IT WAS INTERESTING THAT HE NEVER BACKED OFF OF THAT, AND AFTER
THE DEBATE, ALL THE FACT CHECKERS AGREED, THAT WE’RE
SPENDING MORE ON EDUCATION TODAY, STILL SEEING THE ADS THAT
HE CUT THE EDUCATION SPENDING.>>THE REASON IS THAT IF YOU ASK
TEACHERS, YOU ASK PRINCIPALS, PEOPLE WHO WORK IN SCHOOL
DISTRICTS AND IN CLASSROOMS ABOUT WHAT’S HAPPENED TO
EDUCATION, THEY’LL TELL YOU, THEY’RE DEALING WITH LESS
AND GOING TO PARENTS TO ASK FOR MORE.
THAT’S BECAUSE OF THE WAY THE GOVERNOR HAS CHOSEN
TO FUND EDUCATION.>>THE STIMULUS MONEY CAME OUT
OF THE EDUCATION BUDGET.>>THAT’S TRUE, BUT AT THE
SAME TIME, HE CUT –>>A HALF A MILLION DOLLARS.
>>OUT OF THE FOUNDATION GRANT AND PUT IT IN MIXERS,
GREAT POLICY. THERE’S NO QUESTION, THAT THE
UNDERFUNDED PENSIONS IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST PROBLEMS WE HAVE IN
THE GOVERNMENT AND IN SCHOOLS. BUT THE REASON THAT THE
DEMOCRATS HAVE HAMMER THAT HAD SO SHARD THAT’S — HARD,
THAT’S HOW PEOPLE FEEL. THE PEOPLE —
>>THAT MONEY WAS EITHER GOING TO COME FROM THE
STATE OR LOCAL DISTRICT. IT WAS NEVER GOING TO REACH THE
CLASSROOM, AND IF YOU TAKE A LOOK AT LEGACY COST, THEY ATE UP
THE CITY OF DETROIT, THEY’LL EAT UP THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.
>>I THINK THE QUESTION FOR THE GOVERNOR IS WHY NOT DO BOTH,
PLOW THE MONEY IN THE MIXERS, AND MAINTAIN THE FOUNDATION
GRANT OR MAKE UP FOR THE LOSS OF THE FEDERAL LEVEL.
THERE’S BEEN PLENTY OF MONEY THAT’S HE’S HAD TO USE FOR
OTHER PURPOSES, EDUCATION WAS NOT ONE OF THEM.
AND THAT IS TRUE, THAT HE CHOSE  >>SITTING HERE WATCHING
THE MONEY, WE CAN’T FIND MONEY TO FIX THE INFRASTRUCTURE.
IT’S NOT LIKE THE MONEY IS POURING IN.
>>BUSINESSES ARE PAYING $1.3 MILLION LESS.
>>LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT THEY TALKED ABOUT IN
EDUCATION AT THE TOWN FORUM.>>CHARTER SCHOOLS WERE ALLOWED
TO EXPAND WITH NO OVERSIGHT. IT WAS A BIG MISTAKE
BY THIS GOVERNOR. I WOULDN’T EXPECT MY OPPONENT
WITH HIS RECORD TO SIGN INTO LAW, OVERSIGHT OF CHARTER
SCHOOLS, I’LL DO IT WHEN I’M GOVERNOR.
THEY’RE NOT UNREGULATED, THERE’S AUTHORIZERS BEHIND THEM,
AND PROGRAMS TO HELP PROVIDE OVERSIGHT.
WE NEED THAT FOR ALL SCHOOLS, WE NEED TO RAISE THE BAR
AND THE STANDARDS.>>EFFECTIVE ARGUMENT, STEPHEN,
ABOUT CHARTER SCHOOL DEBATES.>>WE HAVE SPENT A LOT OF TIME
WITH THE FREE PRESS, TALKING ABOUT THE LACK OF EGGLATION
OVER — REGULATION OVER CHARTER SCHOOLS,
STAYING OPEN WHEN THEY DON’T PERFORM.
I THINK THE GOVERNOR’S ANSWER HERE IS AS GOOD AS IT CAN BE.
LOOK, LET’S RAISE THE STANDARDS FOR ALL SCHOOLS.
AND MARK IS MORE FOCUSED ON HAMMERING AWAY AT CHARTER
SCHOOLS AND CERTAINLY THE FOR PROFIT SCHOOLS.
THERE’S A LOT OF PEOPLE CONCERNED ABOUT THAT.
THAT LANDED WELL WITH PEOPLE IN THE STATE THAT ARE
UNSURE OF HOW THAT’S WORKING.>>IF THEY WERE ELECTED,
I THINK THAT CHARTER SCHOOLS WOULD HAVE A
DIFFICULT TIME OF STAYING OPEN. PARTICULARLY PARENTS WHO ARE
TRAPPED IN FAILING PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS, AND THEY DON’T SEE
SO CONCERNED OF RAISING THEIR COMPONENT OR THEIR ACCOUNTABILITY.
THE GOVERNOR MENTIONED AT ONE POINT, HE’S GIVING
CHARTER SCHOOLS LESS AND PUBLIC SCHOOLS MORE.
YOU WANT THE CHARTER SCHOOL TO INNOVATE, AND SADDLE THEM WITH
THE SAME RESTRICTIVE RULES, I THINK YOU CAN’T EXPECT THE
EXPERIMENT TO BE AS SUCCESSFUL AS IT SHOULD BE.
I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR HIM SAY, WE’LL UNSHACKLE THE
INNOVATION OF CHARTER SCHOOLS AND LET THEM GO.
>>YOU JUST GAVE HIM CREDIT, THAT’S HOW HE’S
FUNDING SCHOOLS MORE.>>THIS CONVERSATION, HE NEVER
GETS TO THE FACT IN DETROIT, THE CHARTER SCHOOL IS SPENDING
$7,100 PER STUDENT. THAT’S A HUGE DIFFERENCE.
>>MOST IS GOING TO FIX COSTS THAT CHARTER SCHOOLS DON’T HAVE,
THAT’S UNFUNDED LIABILITY, THE CAPITAL COSTS THAT
PUBLIC SCHOOLS HAVE, AND THEY’RE DIFFERENT IN
THE WAY THEY SPEND MONEY. IT’S ALSO TRUE THAT CHARTER
SCHOOLS SPEND LESS IN THE CLASSROOM AS A RESULT.
I THINK THAT’S A BAD THING, I AGREE.
WE SHOULD SPEND MORE IN EVERY CLASSROOM, CHARTER
AND PUBLIC, I’M NOT SURE WHY –>>I DON’T THINK IT’S FAIR THE
CHARTER SCHOOL TEACHERS, WHO ARE NOT GOING TO DRAW A PENSION, THE
FUND PENSIONS OF OTHER PEOPLE.>>THEY’RE NOT.
>>THEY CERTAINLY ARE.>>HOW ARE THEY?
>>THE MONEY THAT WOULD HAVE GONE INTO THEIR SCHOOLS
IS GOING INTO PUBLIC SCHOOLS.>>THEY’RE FIXED COSTS, YOU
CAN’T DO AWAY WITH THEM.>>YOU CUT THE FOUNDATION GRANT
TO FUND THE PENSION COSTS AND THESE TEACHERS WON’T DRAW.
>>IT CUTS TO ALL SCHOOLS. EVERYBODY GOT A GRANT
CUT IN THE FIRST YEAR.>>AND CHARTER SCHOOLS —
>>I’LL BRING IT BACK, A LITTLE BIT TO TOWN HALL FORUM, YOU
CAN WATCH IT WITH STEPHEN HERE EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT.
BACK TO THE DEBATE AND ISSUE OF DETROIT.
I THOUGHT IT WAS AN INTERESTING MOMENT IN THE TOWN HALL,
ADDRESSING WHAT’S HAPPENED IN THE CITY OF DETROIT.
AND MARK, NOT SAYING THAT HE WOULDN’T HAVE
DONE IT THE SAME WAY.>>MY QUESTION WASN’T WHETHER
THE CITY OF DETROIT NEEDED TO GO BANKRUPT, BUT I WOULD HAVE
PERSONALLY RATHER THAN –>>MY GOAL IS TO HAVE THE
EMERGENCY MANAGER COME IN AND DO THEIR JOB AND GET DONE.
STOP AND THINK. HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT YOU’D
SEE DETROIT AS WELL POISED FOR A BRIGHT FUTURE AS YOU SEE TODAY?
>>I THOUGHT THAT WAS INTERESTING, MARK SAID, I WOULD
HAVE LED AND COULD HAVE DONE IT. I’M NOT SURE THAT
WAS THE BEST ANSWER.>>I DON’T KNOW
WHAT HE WAS TALKING ABOUT.>>I THOUGHT IT
WAS PART OF DEBATE. THAT’S THE LAMEST
MOMENT OF THE DEBATE.>>THERE’S NO — I THINK YOU CAN
ARGUE DIFFERENT POINTS ON HOW THE PROCESS HAS GOING TO OVER
THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS. THE PEOPLE IN THE CITY OF
DETROIT, WE’RE WEEKS AWAY FROM POSSIBLY EMERGING FROM
BANKRUPTCY, IS THIS SOMETHING YOU’LL SEE THE GOVERNOR USE
MORE ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL?>>THIS IS ONE OF HIS STRONGEST
POINTS OF HIS RECORD, THAT HE DID SOMETHING THAT
I DON’T THINK WE’D HAVE SEEN, IT WAS RISKY BUT BOLD.
LET’S ZERO IT OUT AND STOP THE SLOW STEADY DECLINE AND HIT
ROCK BOTTOM AND TRY TO ROCKET BACK IN THE OTHER DIRECTION.
I THINK HE’S GOT A GOOD STORY TO TELL THERE.
AND PEOPLE RESPOND TO THAT. BUT AT THE SAME TIME, MARK
DOESN’T SEEM TO BE ABLE TO WRAP HIS MOUTH AROUND IN AN
UNDERSTANDABLE ALTERNATIVE. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
YOU WORK WITH THE STRUCTURE OF DETROIT, TO
GET THE BANK TOGETHER. THEY’VE TRIED IT IN OTHER PLACES
AND THAT’S WHY THEY’RE STUCK IN BANKRUPTCY FOR YEARS.
>>AND TO THINK HE WOULD PERSONALLY RUN THE CITY IN
THIS PERIOD, HE WOULD HAVE A WHOLE STATE TO RUN.
HE HIRES AN EMERGENCY MANAGER ACCOUNTABLE TO HIM.
THAT IS WHAT THEY’RE SUPPOSED TO DO.
AT ONE MOMENT, MARK SAID, I WOULD WORK THERE —
THE GOVERNOR DID. IN CADILLAC PLACE,
A DAY OR TWO A WEEK. WE SPENT 20% OF HIS TIME IN THAT
CRUCIAL PERIOD ON DETROIT. NO GOVERNOR HAS ENGAGED AS MUCH
IN 50 YEARS AND IT’S OKAY, FOR HIM TO SAY, EVERYTHING THIS
GUY HAS DONE ISN’T BAD. HE’S HAD SOME SUCCESS.
>>I DON’T THINK HE COULD SAY THAT.
>>THE WAY TO SAY IT IS TO SPIN IT FORWARD.
OVER THE NEXT FOUR YEARS, DETROIT WILL REQUIRE JUST LIKE
EVERY OTHER CITY IN THE STATE, MORE INVESTMENT AT THE STATE
LEVEL AND WE NEED TO EXAMINE THE WAY WE FINANCE LOCAL GOVERNMENT.
HE COULD HAVE MADE A GOOD CASE THAT RICK SNYDER HAS SHIED
AWAY FROM THE ISSUE AND MARK WOULD DO IT DIFFERENTLY.
I DON’T KNOW WHY HE DIDN’T BRING THAT UP IN THE DEBATE.
>>GOING FROM A LOW POINT FOR MARK AND A HIGH POINT FOR THE
GOVERNOR, WE’LL FLIP IT AROUND AND TALK ABOUT GAY MARRIAGE.
TAKE A LOOK.>>I’LL WAIT FOR
THE OPINION TO COME DOWN. THAT’S A HYPOTHETICAL,
BUT I’LL RESPECT WHAT HAPPENS IN THE COURT SYSTEM.
>>WHERE DO YOU STAND ON THE ISSUE?
>>I’M WAITING FOR THE OUTCOME OF THE COURTS.
>>WITH HIS STATEMENT, WE BELIEVE HE HAS NO POSITION.
THIS GOVERNOR, THROUGH HIS OWN LEGISLATURE BANNED
DOMESTIC PARTNER BENEFITS, HIS TOUGH CHOICES ARE
TOUGH ON ALL THE WRONG PEOPLE.>>IT WAS INTERESTING THAT MARK
SAID, NO DISCRIMINATION IF I’M GOVERNOR AND ALSO EQUATED IT TO
AN ECONOMIC PART TO THE STATE. PEOPLE WILL WANT TO
COME AND WORK IN MICHIGAN.>>I THINK THE ANTIGAY NATURE
OF OUR LAWS RIGHT NOW, PROBABLY DOES HURT US.
THERE’S OTHER STATES YOU CAN GO AND BE EQUAL,
WHY WOULD YOU CHOOSE MICHIGAN? I THINK THAT SORT OF
EMPASSIONED INTONATION THAT HE HAD WAS THE RIGHT WAY TO
ANSWER THE QUESTION. I THOUGHT THE GOVERNOR FELL
FLAT, SAYING, LET’S NOT PREJUDGE THE COURT CASE.
THAT’S THE WAY HE’S HANDLED THOSE
KIND OF ISSUES. THAT’S THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE
BETWEEN THESE TWO MEN. THE GOVERNOR WILL NOT ENGAGE
THAT WAY, AND THE VOTERS THAT WANT THE STATE LEADER TO DO
THAT, AND MARK WILL, AND CAN’T TELL YOU ENOUGH OF DETAIL,
HOW HE WOULD GET TO WHERE HE WANTS TO GO.
>>I DIDN’T EXPECT THE GOVERNOR TO COME OUT OF A CLOSET AND SAY,
YEAH, I SUPPORT GAY MARRIAGE. HE DIDN’T WANT THAT TO BE THE
HEADLINE, BUT HE COULD HAVE HAD A MORE NUANCED ANSWER.
HE’S BEEN BEHIND THE ACT, TO EXPAND IT, TO — HE COULD HAVE
SAID THAT AND HE COULD HAVE SAID, I’M DOING THIS BECAUSE
IT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO. NOT A GREAT ANSWER, BUT A
BETTER ANSWER THAN I’LL WAIT. TO SEE WHAT THE COURTS SAY.
>>WE’VE ASKED HIM OF ELLIOT LARSON,
HE’S FALLEN FLAT THERE TOO. HE WON’T COME OUT
AND SAY WHAT HE WANTS. HE SAYS, THE LEGISLATURE NEEDS
TO PICK THAT UP AND DO WHAT THEY WANT TO DO AND LOOK AT IT.
>>THIS ISSUE STARTED IN HIS OFFICE.
>>THERE’S NO QUESTION.>>HE COULD HAVE AT
LEAST MUTED THE CRITICISM.>>LET’S LOOK REAL QUICK.
MARK SCHAUER REFERRED TO THE GOVERNOR AS RICK, MULTIPLE TIME
AND THE GOVERNOR GOT ANGRY. LET’S LOOK.
>>NOW, IT IS TRUE THAT RICK CUT, IT IS A FACT WITH RICK AS
GOVERNOR, RICK CUT, RICK SAID THAT WAS OVERBLOWN.
>>I THINK IT’S DISGUSTING THAT HE’S IMPINGING
ON A GOOD PERSON’S NAME. THIS IS A PROFESSIONAL
POLITICIAN MAKING UP STUFF.>>HE WAS TALKING ABOUT THE
CONTRACT HIS COUSIN HAS FOR OFFICE FURNITURE IN THE STATE.
I WANT TO PUT TOGETHER, THE CHIPPY TONE THERE,
WHY WOULD MARK REFER TO THE GOVERNOR AS RICK?
>>WE ASKED HIM THAT. HE CALLED YOU CONGRESSMAN WHY
DID YOU CALL HIM RICK?>>THAT’S HOW HE
SEEMS, HE’S AN INFORMAL GUY, NO TIE, HE THOUGHT
THAT WAS APPROPRIATE. I WANT TO SAY, I DON’T THINK THE
TWO OF YOU ARE FRIEND.>>THAT WAS INTENTIONAL, IF IT
WASN’T, IT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED EVERY SINGLE TIME.
IT WAS INTENTIONAL TO SORT OF MINIMALIZE THE GOVERNOR’S
STANDING, AND THE GOVERNOR — I THINK THAT WAS INTENTIONAL.
THE GOVERNOR –>>THE GOVERNOR — TO CALL HIM A
CAREER POLITICIAN, WHAT YOU SAY NOW AFTER THE GOVERNOR HAS
BEEN IN OFFICE FOR FOUR YEARS, HE’S A POLITICIAN HIMSELF?
>>HE’S BETTER, HE’S DONE SOME THINGS IN HIS LIFE.
>>WHAT KIND OF — PUBLIC SERVICE.
THE IDEA THAT GOVERNMENT SERVICE IS —
>>THAT’S WHAT HE’S SAYING.>>REAL QUICK, WHO GETS
THE BOUNCE FROM THIS? WHO GETS THE MOMENTUM FROM THIS?
OR THIS GOES IN THE AIR?>>I DON’T KNOW IF THERE’S A LOT
OF MOMENTUM OUT OF THIS. MARK TO TURN IT AROUND,
I DON’T SEE HOW THAT PERFORMANCE WAS DECENT EVEN AS IT WAS,
IS GOING TO TURN THINGS IN AN OPPOSITE DIRECTION.
IT’S A DRAW IN TERMS OF MOMENTUM.
>>I HAD A TREND LINE GOING, I DIDN’T SEE ANYTHING THAT
HAPPENED THAT NIGHT, THAT WOULD SLOW THE TREND LINE.
I THINK HE’LL CONTINUE TO WIDEN HIS LEAD AS THE WEEKS CLOSE.
>>WE’LL LOOK FOR THE NEXT POLL.>>>TWO OTHER THINGS, WE
HAVE A BIG INFLUX OF BIG NAMES.>>>FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA
WAS IN TOWN LAST WEEK FOR THE DEMOCRATS.
AND NOW WE LEARN PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL BE COMING TO MICHIGAN
TO CAMPAIGN FOR MARK SCHAUER AND GARY PETERS.
AS FOR REPUBLICANS, FORMER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE MITT
ROMNEY HAS BEEN HERE AS WELL AS NEW JERSEY
GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE. LEADS TO THE QUESTION, HOW
HELPFUL ARE NATIONAL POLITICAL FIGURES IN STATE RACES?
>>PEOPLE GET WAY MORE EXCITED OF THOSE PEOPLE, THAN THE
CANDIDATES THEMSELVES, AND THEY REACH IN THEIR
POCKET AND WRITE A CHECK.>>YOU HAVE BOTH
DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS. IT’S SHOWING UP IN VOTER — BOTH
WORRY OF TURNING OUT THE BASE. BRINGING IN BILL CLINTON,
IT’S A FUND RAISING PLOY, BUT ALSO TO RALLY THE BASE.
BRINGING IN THE PRESIDENT, I ASSUME THEY THINK THEY CAN RALLY
URBAN VOTERS, BUT IT’S UNUSUAL, OTHER CANDIDATES IN THE COUNTRY,
HAVE BEEN TELLING HIM TO STAY HOME.
>>THEY’RE IN CLOSER RACES. THIS IS NOT A CLOSE RACE.
>>CAN ONLY MAKE SENSE TO RALLY —
>>MORE EXCITED.>>>
>>>FINALLY A LOOK AT DETROIT’S BANKRUPTCY, CITY RESIDENTS
WHO OPPOSE THE BANKRUPTCY TESTIFIED THIS WEEK, AND THERE
COULD BE A DEAL WITH ONE OF THE LAST HOLD OUT CREDITORS.
THAT DEAL CAME DOWN EARLY THIS MORNING.
>>THE LAST, THIS THING IS DONE. IT CAN WRAP UP NOW,
I CAN EXPECT THE JUDGE WILL APPROVE THE PLAN OF
ADJUSTMENT, AND HE’LL WRITE HIS OPINION AND VERY CAREFULLY
WRITTEN, NOT JUST FOR DETROIT, BUT PROBABLY SERVE AS A
PRECEDENT FOR OTHER BANKRUPTCIES IN THE COUNTRY.
WE’RE NOT EXPECTING HIM TO DISCHARGE IT QUICKLY.
>>I THINK HE’LL TAKE HIS TIME AND THERE COULD BE CHANGE.
THE REVENUE OF THE SIDE OF PROJECTIONS WHETHER THE CITY
WILL HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO DO THE THINGS THEY NEED TO DO.
THE JUDGE SENT SOME BACK, TO SAY, LET’S GET IT MORE
IN THE CITY’S FAVOR SO THEY HAVE MORE CASH.
I WOULDN’T RULE THAT OUT, BUT I DO THINK WE’RE
ON THE FASTER TRACK.>>WE’LL KEEP WATCHING.
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