William Milliken, Republican former governor of Michigan, said: "He is not the McCain I endorsed...his campaign has become rather disappointing to me." Maybe that's why McCain isn't bothering with Michigan anymore.
Milliken is joining the growing ranks of GOP and former GOP politicians who have been forced to voice their objections to, or outright leave, a party that no longer represents the values of Reagan, Eisenhower, and Teddy Roosevelt, and seems taken-over by flag-huggers. In the same article Lincoln Chafee (Independent, former GOP - Rhode Island) said "[Bush and Cheney] came in with a (budget) surplus and a stable world, and look what's happened now." Notice there aren't a lot of people defecting to the GOP these days, are there? For just a few disappointed Republicans, see Kathleen Parker (conservative columnist for the National Review), or the Libertarian Party's disgust with the GOP's sudden rush toward socialism, and even the endorsement of a founding neoconservative of Barack Obama.