Rachel Rose Hartman of Yahoo News goes to Michigan ahead of tonight’s debate to find out what economically depressed towns like Pontiac want from a presidential candidate:
PONTIAC, Mich.— Amid the boarded-up homes, near-empty eating establishments and abandoned auto plants in Pontiac, Mich. a community of residents is in anxious transition, waiting for a path forward to move their economy beyond the collapsed auto industry.
“We’re looking to hear that there is hope … and a plan to make this work,” Kent Piatt, owner of Pontiac’s Liberty Bar, told Yahoo News ahead of Wednesday night’s Republican presidential economic debate to be held at nearby Oakland University. “A way we can all work together and make this come about.”
The whole thing is worth your time.