Dave Zimmer, a 65-year-old business consultant from Bloomfield Village, said he's among those inclined to vote Republican, but he doesn't know how Cassis can pull it off.
"Anyone (already) on the ballot has a better chance," he said.
Retired mechanical manager Kenneth Johnson, browsing at the upscale Laurel Park Place mall in Livonia, said he's still stunned by McCotter's implosion.
"He was running for president one minute," the 65-year-old said, "and the next minute he's not running for anything."
In bowing out, the often-quirky McCotter apparently ended a political career that started when he won a county commissioner's seat at age 27.
"To those who unhappy at this news, I'm sorry; to those happy at this news, you're welcome," he said.
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