Mitt Romney is making noise in a state that has been in the Democrat column since 1992, namely his birth state of Michigan. Though President Obama still has the RCP average lead, A couple of recent polls have Romney in striking distance.

In the merry world of sorting out Romney’s running mate, Romney refuted claims that Marco Rubio was not being vetted for the slot, while Tim Pawlenty is reported as being the favorite of Romney’s advisors.