You may have heard that Michigan's own U.S. House Rep. Thaddeus McCotter threw his hat into the ring for the 2012 presidential election. Though he will not be attending Fox News' GOP debate on August 11, 2011, he will be at the Iowa Caucuses on August 13th.
Having personally been to the Iowa Caucuses in the past, it is a very unique experience where normal everyday people can actually walk up to an meet the various candidates quite easily. If you have ever wanted to visit the "heart of the Heartland" and/or participate is some great grass roots settings, the Iowa Caucus is a good place to start.
U.S. Congressman Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI) addresses a "victims of communism" gathering -- hopefully retrospective event and NOT a prophecy of any sort.