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Schuette and Blanchard weigh in on the presidential race

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Former Michigan Governor James Blanchard (Credit: MyFox Detroit) Former Michigan Governor James Blanchard (Credit: MyFox Detroit)
LANSING, Mich. (MyFox Detroit) -

Former Democratic Governor Jim Blanchard and Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette were all smiles when asked who will be the next president.

"Barack Obama, the current president," said Blanchard.

"Mitt Romney," Schuette answered.

So, obviously, Mr. Blanchard has it wrong?

"It's his first mistake ever," Schuette said.

"Could be, you never know," Blanchard replied.

Despite the joking, Democrats supporting President Obama are not laughing at Mitt Romney's remarks about writing off 47 percent of the voters because they would never support him.

Democratic state Rep. Mark Meadown says Mr. Romney should not be left out on his own.

"He does need adult supervision. He needs somebody helping. You know, Ron Reagan had Nancy. Where's Ann when you need her?"

However, Romney supporter and former Republican state Attorney General Mike Cox dismisses the video tape flap.

"A video one week will be forgotten two weeks later. It's that simple," he said. "I don't think (the people) care that much, and part of (it is) they're not paying attention."

Former Governor Blanchard says he knew Mitt Romney's father, Governor George Romney, and was therefore asked whether it is fair to compare Romney to his dad and find that there is no comparison.

"I think it is because the Romney name gave him a great head start in life."

"Mitt Romney has great Romney roots of service, smarts and fight. Mitt Romney's going to be the next president of the United States," said Schuette.

On that one, Mr. Blanchard thinks Mr. Schuette is the one making the mistake.

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