Mitt Romney counts on home-court advantage
Leaning hard on Michigan ties, and his father’s legacy
A loss in Michigan could be crippling, if not fatal, to Mitt Romney’s effort to fulfill his longtime ambition to be the Republican presidential nominee - and avoid repeating his father’s failure to win the White House. So Romney is pouring out the family memories, reminding voters about his father’s legacy, writing an op-ed for the Detroit News about how he is a “son of Detroit,’’ and flooding the airwaves with a television ad that recalls his trip with his dad to a local auto show. But as much as Mitt Romney declares his love for Michigan, the real question is whether Republican voters here will love him back.