Macomb Country – it seems a quite ordinary place to have attracted so much attention. Our politics used to gravitate to places like Cadillac Square in Detroit, where perhaps a hundred thousand blue-collar families would gather at the end of summer to cheer on would-be leaders. Harry Truman opened his underdog 1948 campaign there to the first signs of real political life. John Kennedy came in 1960, sitting atop a suitcase in an open convertible. With Walter Reuther at his side, he told this labor crowd to elect an administration “which has faith in a growing America.”
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