What will today’s Republican primary results in Michigan tell us about what voters want? Nothing. But we don’t need the results to know that Michigan voters, like those in New Hampshire and across America, want action on the economy.
The Republican candidates certainly think so, as they have retooled their stump speeches to respond to voter distress. But as all the leading candidates have rhetoric that doesn’t match the reality of their proposals, or the recent history of conservative failure, there’s little to learn from who wins.