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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Free Press: Snyder friendly to "moderates"

    By conservativefox, Section News
    Posted on Mon Jul 13, 2009 at 09:20:52 AM EST
    Tags: rick synder, 2010, governor, conservative, liberal, moderate, Free Press (all tags)

    The Detroit Free Press had a very interesting bio piece on Rick Snyder this morning.  I'm surprised I'm the first commenting on it (my guess is the Snyder's camp will not be sending this story around).

    Below is a passage every conservative needs to read, it's from the bottom of the story so I cut/pasted it below:

    "He [Rick Snyder] supports using human embryos to create stem cells for medical research. He favors government recognition of rights for gay and lesbian couples much like those accorded married couples. He opposed the ban on race and gender preferences approved by Michigan voters in 2006."

    After reading that, begs to question.... what party is Rick Snyder a part of, because those are NOT the ideals of the Republican Party.

    Full story: Ex-Gateway CEO weighs a run for governor

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    Warning!!! Closet Democrat!! (none / 0) (#1)
    by silverfox1945 on Mon Jul 13, 2009 at 09:45:01 AM EST
    This sounds like a guy trying to buy the GOP nomination.  The is nothing conservative about Snyder.  We don't need a repeat of the "try to be democrats" experiment of 2006/2008.  

    Yeah, I saw that... (none / 0) (#2)
    by Nick on Mon Jul 13, 2009 at 10:04:10 AM EST
    The guy's given thousands of dollars to liberal Democrats and even more cash to organizations designed explicitly to eliminate the right to life from the Republican Party.  

    To Snyder, apparently, that amounts to moderation.  The rest of us just call it pro-abortion liberalism.

    Another RINO (none / 0) (#4)
    by BigBob on Mon Jul 13, 2009 at 11:21:30 AM EST
    A pro-abortion, pro-affirmative action, pro-gay marriage candidate.  Hey, maybe Colin Powell will campaign for him!

    Snyder not qualified (none / 0) (#5)
    by WRT578 on Mon Jul 13, 2009 at 12:25:09 PM EST
    If the only qualities the man shows in his political spectrum lead left - then why does Snyder consider himself a Republican? Of course there will always be moderates who don't see eye to eye with the GOP all the way down the platform. However, Synder does not show any qualities or ideals that would lead me to think that he's a qualified GOP candidate for Governor.  

    Moderates can go . . . (none / 0) (#6)
    by Kevin Rex Heine on Mon Jul 13, 2009 at 01:20:09 PM EST
    . . . to hell.  And, as before, I say that with all due gravity.

    Because he's now truly home, we don't at our disposal someone many say that we could surely use right now.  Instead, we should be using him as a template against which others who aspire to his mantle ought to be measured.

    No one will be Ronald Wilson Reagan, but there are those out there who can do what he did just as effectively as he himself did it.  There are those who know what true leadership is, because they themselves practice it.  There are those who unapologetically believe in the greatness of America, and unashamedly say so regardless of their audience.  There are those who refuse to yield one inch in the defense and preservation of liberty.

    You find someone with executive experience and a pair of cojones who is all of these other things as well, and you'll find someone capable of delivering this speech:

    Really... (none / 0) (#7)
    by domer44 on Mon Jul 13, 2009 at 02:52:57 PM EST
    He won't sign the no-tax pledge and supports affirmative action!

    In addition Synder is pro-choice, pro-same sex marriage... sounds like a democrat.

    We need to learn from our mistakes as a party...  We ran a moderate in 2008 and lost.
    This should not be a race to the middle.

    we need conservative candidates with conservative credentials.  

    we don't need more liberals and moderates ruining the Republican brand.

    No to Snyder (none / 0) (#8)
    by Republican Michigander on Mon Jul 13, 2009 at 04:24:54 PM EST
    I have a lot of doubts on Snyder to begin with.

    1. I'm not impressed with Gateway products. He probably outsourced. I got a real lemon back in 97 during his tenure there. There was a steep decline in their products from what they were.

    2. He gave money to prop 2 on embryonic research, one of the worst written proposals I've ever read.

    3. He's closely alligned with Phil Power and his economic liberal stances. The Center for Michigan was created by Power as a counterpart to the Mackinac Center. Power also supports the con-con and wants to eliminate Headlee and the other property tax safeguards. I don't know Snyder's stance on this, but I'm not optimistic.



    1. Where does he stand on ANY issue. His whole campaign is "I worked in business. I have a plan. You aren't worthy to hear it." which translates to "I'm scared to submit my plan to scrutiny."

    2. He is a racist. He supports preferences based solely on skin color.

    3. If he DID authorize outsourcing at Gateway, game over in any general election. I'll put money on it. That will make him by far, the least electable candidate in the primary. The perception that killed DeVos with independent voters and social conservative small "d" democrats was the view that he outsourced jobs to China.

    What impressed me the least about Snyder is his inability to answer questions. This guy talks about not being a politician and gives the most political speak non-answers to any question. For a non-politician, he certainly learned politicalspeak real fast. I couldn't do any better if I tried.

    Snyder is a leftist. (none / 0) (#9)
    by MoparMan on Mon Jul 13, 2009 at 05:48:01 PM EST
    The last thing that this party needs is more leftists like Rick Snyder.  

    I'm not sure why he doesn't run as a Democrat - he seems to have no problem supporting their extremist policies.  

    Its time for all these gubernatorial candidates to stand up for conservative principles.  Hoekstra wouldn't take the no tax pledge, Bouchard wouldn't support MCRI - whats next?  

    Its time for this dude to get out of the race before he tries to buy a primary election by shutting the true conservatives out.

    I will not support this guy (none / 0) (#10)
    by steve on Mon Jul 13, 2009 at 10:44:58 PM EST
    And I'm going to add him to my no list...Along with John Cherry.

    Moderate = Defeat (none / 0) (#11)
    by techem00 on Mon Jul 13, 2009 at 10:52:19 PM EST
    Did we not run a moderate in 2008? Have conservatves learned nothing? Snyder is out of touch with what Michigan is truly craving and needing more than ever - a leader who follows conservative principles such as lower taxes, less government, and more accountability. If Michigan wants to just see a better managed mess, vote for Snyder. If you want to actually see someone clean up the mess, vote for a true conservative.

    Rick Snyder Whitman (none / 0) (#12)
    by michiganperspective on Mon Jul 13, 2009 at 11:26:17 PM EST
    Snyder is the worst candidate ever.   He is pro-choice, pro-gay marriage, and pro-racial preferences.  And he's got real issues involving layoffs and outsourcing.   Don't let Rick Snyder ruin Republican chances of winning. We don't need milk toast candidates.  We have good GOP candidates.  Say no to Snyder.

    The cost of Social Liberalism (none / 0) (#13)
    by Eric T on Mon Jul 13, 2009 at 11:37:15 PM EST
    Rick Snyder is a no-show at MI pro-life events (none / 0) (#14)
    by Prolife Warrior on Tue Jul 14, 2009 at 12:14:17 AM EST
    I know one thing: if Rick Snyder is the 2010 Republican gubernatorial nominee, then the Michigan GOP should prepare for a third-party run by a true fiscal AND social conservative candidate.   I don't want to see that happen, though.  But basically Rick Snyder is trying to buy himself the nomination so that he can check off another box on his "bucket list."

    In all the years that I have been active within Michigan's pro-life movement, I've never seen Snyder at any pro-life functions, rallies, or other events.  This Free Press article confirms for me what I've known all along: this guy is not a true believer in the pro-life cause.  Sure, he'll claim to want to reduce abortions - just like Obama - but he won't lift a finger to help those of us on the front-lines fighting the abortion battles right here in Michigan.  

    While "Snyder said he believes he can win over voters of every stripe as the only nonpolitician in the race," he hasn't won over this pro-life primary voter - not by a long shot.  Snyder is not pro-life and therefore he isn't getting my vote.

    Bump for primary (none / 0) (#15)
    by Republican Michigander on Mon Aug 02, 2010 at 08:34:44 PM EST
    Anybody but Snyder

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