The Republican Party – Grass Roots vs Establishment? It’s more complicated than that.
Crossposted on Republican Michigander. This applies mostly to Michigan, but could apply to your state as well. You don’t have to look far to know that there’s a rift in the Republican Party right now. A lot, although not all, of the grass roots do not like Mitt Romney. A lot, although not all, of the establishment in the party support Romney. There’s still hard | Read More »
Did 100,000 democrats actually cross over 3-1 for Santorum in the Michigan primary? I doubt it.
One of the big pushes from Romney surrogates in Michigan is that due to sites like Daily Kos and a Santorum robocall, that 100-120,000 democrats voted in the Michigan primary to create mischief like the case with McCain in 2000. The source that is used is exit polling from CNN. I do not begrudge the surrogates for using exit polling as a source. On a | Read More »
Election Reports from the ground level
I don’t know what’s going on in Arizona today, and I’ll be finding out throughout the day what’s happening here in Michigan. From what I can tell, there’s so far VERY low turnout in Michigan. I’m in a 51-49% Dem precinct in Republican leaning Green Oak Township (Livingston County). I was voter number 25 at 9AM not counting absentees. There was some grumbling over the | Read More »
As Senator Rubio says, Pick a Better Establishment. We can.
Back when Mr 29%, Charlie Crist still claimed to be a Republican, Marco Rubio made a similar quote to activists when he was going against Goliath. “Pick a better establishment.” Crist had the establishment support and Rubio just had people. People won. The worst thing that can be done right now is for all of us to say that we’re done and go home. We | Read More »
Areas to watch in Michigan for Election Day Results
Who knows what’s going to happen tomorrow. Here’s the current score. 0-0. All of the state level seats are up for contest, except some trustee and judicial seats. We’re playing offense on the state house a mix of offense and defense on the state senate, as well as the statewide and congressional seats. All of the areas are important, but there are a few counties | Read More »
Pride comes before the fall. Forget the polls. We haven’t taken any seats yet.
As many know, I’m a Michigan State grad and fan. One of my favorite moments was how a calm but angry Coach Mark Dantonio defiantly took on all comers in the press conference after the MSU loss to Michigan in 2007. This loss happens to be his last loss to Michigan. Go State. I don’t know Coach Dantonio’s politics and I don’t care what they | Read More »
The Michigan Republican Convention 8-28-2010
It was a long, long, long, long, day today. I didn’t get much (any) sleep for today, so this may come off as a little ornery. Today was the Republican convention. It was a little different than most conventions and probably has the most contentious floor fights since a couple of the Youth Chair fights a few years back. The nominees are as follows: Lt | Read More »
In depth analysis on MI-01 Benishek/Allen race (geography matters)
I wrote a long column on Michigan’s 1st district back in April . It’s a district unlike any other in this country. It’s a district pundits pretend to understand, but are clueless about. It is a conservative, but not republican district. It takes the right kind of Republican to win there, and if it has any leaning, is “conservative democrat” for one with populist, pro-life, | Read More »
Michigan – Anyone but Rick Snyder in the Primary.
It’s no secret who I’ve voted for this primary. Mike Cox. I have my positives and negatives on all the candidates who are running, except there is one candidate who I hope loses this August. Rick Snyder. I’m not sure I can even support him in November. That is how much I am against Rick Snyder. I will have a real tough time being able | Read More »
Michigan – Anybody but Rick Snyder in the primary
It’s no secret who I’ve voted for this primary. Mike Cox. I have my positives and negatives on all the candidates who are running, except there is one candidate who I really hope loses this August. Rick Snyder aka Rick Michigan. I’m not sure I can even support him in November. That is how much I am against Rick Snyder. I will have a real | Read More »