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Political Update with Rick Albin of WOOD-TV
Rick Albin was the featured speaker at ASAM's October general membership meeting. There were nearly 50 present to hear remarks about the upcoming November election by the political analyst for WOOD-TV. Albin began with a prediction, though not regarding who is going to come out on top. "Twenty-eight days from today," he said, "this country's path is going to change dramatically, regardless of who wins. He listed several reasons for this forecast, including the significant cuts in government spending scheduled to take place by end of the year, "unless they come together to take care of that spending issue. In addition, "the election will be over and reality will be staring people in the face," he said. According to Albin, the election process doesn't end once the votes are tallied; what happens in this election cycle fundamentally changes what will happen in 2014 and 2016. Albin acknowledged claims that the upcoming election is really significant: "This really is the most important election in our lifetime," he stressed, given the country's debt, and "the way Democrats and Republicans look at each other." The issue is still the economy and jobs, but this has changed. "It's not just about whether you're better off than you were four years ago," said Albin. Speaking about the presidential race, Albin said that it doesn't matter which states a candidate wins, as long as he wins the right states (in terms of getting the requisite 270 electoral votes). The analyst uses the website Real Clear Politics, which looks at an average of political polls, rather than only one. Albin stressed the importance of comparing polls. He said that pollsters compare their numbers to a previous voter turnout model-but if they're using the 2008 turnout rate, such a poll is flawed, because there were a lot of new voters turning out last time. Keep an eye on that electoral map, Albin suggested. He said he often hears from national correspondents that a candidate is gaining points nationally, but gaining points in states he is already going to win doesn't change the electoral vote. Albin believes this is the most important election of his lifetime because, unlike any other moment in the last thirty years, there are so many factors, starting with the way the government is acting (or not acting) in looking at how much money our children will owe. Government continues to get bigger and spend more money, continues to use more foreign money to keep things going, so what does this election say about that? Kick the can. Another major issue going forward: Will government continue to function, will they run the country; or are they going to "kick the can" down the road? Media. "Media does itself a great disservice by getting away from its basic tenets," Albin said. He recalled growing up reading a local newspaper, which took a position on an upcoming election. He then wondered how a newspaper could take such a position yet still remain unbiased in reporting. "And I think that's still true," he stated, referring to TV stations that claim they're going to objectively cover the news from 6 a.m. till 6 p.m. and then suspend that and switch to "opinion" programs-and expect viewers to believe that that doesn't affect their six-till-six reporting. Political talk media. I don't think they are sheep or that they don't care, but I do think the negative ads can affect people," Albin said. Voter turnout. "My father fought in World War II and now ... people don't vote? We have a responsibility to make the changes we want by voting, and if we don't get the results we wanted, we have a responsibility to work for change within the system," said Albin. Political Update with Rick Albin Corporate Sponsor


The event's speaker was Rick Albin, Political Reporter for WOOD TV-8 and radio host for WOOD Radio.
Albin has over forty years of experience in television, radio, and politics. Albin has also spent time as a Congressional Senior Policy Advisor in Washington D.C. During the presentation, Albin spoke on the state of our state including how the Flint water crises affects the entire state. The event, which was sponsored by United Bank, was attended by over seventy chamber members, local law enforcement, and governmental officials.

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