Monday, October 23, 2006
Sorry for going so long without any new posts... Life gets busy, from time to time, and last night, I had two choices. Either I could write something here, or I could watch the Tigers win Game Two of the World Series. Of course, like any true Michiganian, I picked the Tigers.
(By the way-- want to know why the Tigers lost Game One? It's all because of Dick Devos, Republican nominee for governor. Seriously, it's like a curse! Here and here.)
Nevertheless, plenty of things have been a-happening.
First off, the Detroit News announced their endorsements in all the congressional races around the state. Let's remember, the paper is the more conservative one in the Motor City, with Wikipedia noting that:
Editorially, the News is conservative. It has never endorsed a Democrat for president, and has only failed to endorse a Republican presidential candidate three times--twice during the Franklin D. Roosevelt era and once again during in 2004, when it refused to endorse George W. Bush for reelection.Ordinarily, they endorse the GOP nominee for the 7th District. But this time, not so much.
In the open 7th District, the major party choices are the far-right Tim Walberg and the far-left Sharon Marie Renier. We'll shun the extremes and take our chances on the Libertarian candidate, Robert L. Hutchinson , a retired Air Force major from Dexter.(Note: I don't think anyone could honestly call Renier "far-left," but the DN is a conservative paper...)
That's right, they endorsed Libertarian Robert Hutchinson. Let's remember, Hutchinson isn't running to win, but to make a point about foreign policy. When he found out, this was his reaction:
"Wow," said Hutchinson, a World War II veteran. "I hadn't heard, no. But the reaction is 'wow.'"Now, if you're deciding between Walberg and Hutchinson, I'd urge you to vote for Hutchinson. He's a man of principle. But before you do, consider Sharon Renier.
Next up, we've got a Jackson Citizen-Patriot article by political reporter Susan Demas on Sharon Marie Renier. It's a nice piece, and worth reading. A few important excerpts:
But Renier presses on. Describing herself as a "pro-life, gun-toting Democrat with a libertarian streak," she said her message also holds appeal for Republican and independent voters.And...
It's clear that she's working hard to earn the votes of the 7th District, and not buying them with out-of-state funds.
Which brings us to another Citizen-Patriot article. The Club for Growth is back:
After raising more than $600,000 for GOP challenger Tim Walberg in the primary, the Washington-based political action committee sent a fundraising plea Thursday to its 36,000 members, Executive Director David Keating said.(Emphasis added)
Yes, the money is rolling in once more for Tim Walberg, from all across the country. Just not Michigan.
That's all for now. If you see any good articles, let me know!
Labels: 2006 Election
Just heard a Walberg ad on the radio. It says Renier wants to add a 500 per child tax for each family. Does anyone know what this is about?
It also says she wants to re-define marriage to allow gay marriage and restrict the government from wire-tapping terrorists.
What a psycopath and fear monger. He said the same thing about Schwarz. He's just paranoid lunatic who shouldn't hold any office.
Truth and honesty are not part of the Walberg agenda.
I just heard it on 98.5 and was just floored by all the lies that thie nut case told!!! Can he ever tell the truth about anything?! EVER!!!!! Dont forget to vote for haron Renier 10/07. I will be at the Sharon Renier headquaters at 7pm that night if I can get in.Post a Comment
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