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    Tag: Mackinac Conference


    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Mon Sep 23, 2013 at 07:54:20 PM EST
    Tags: Intermission, Mackinac Conference, Poll? What Poll?, Michigan, Republicans (all tags)

    There is a lot to go over with regard to the Mackinac conference.

    Stay tuned.

    I will also be adding more videos of some great legislative candidates!

    Comments >>

    Yesterdays' Press Release

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Sat Sep 21, 2013 at 06:33:41 AM EST
    Tags: "One Surrender Nerd", Snyder, Poison, Medicaid, Republicans, Governor, Primary, Grassroots, Malcontents, Mackinac Conference (all tags)

    The full press release was sent to several outlets, resulting in a MIRS Podcast out soon, and a couple of radio interviews.

    From discussions, outreach and even the most casual conversations on Friday at the island, it was very easy to get the sense that many Republicans on the island were VERY open to the idea of exorcising the Governor. Even though one watching the broadcast last night live might have seen an excited party, the reality is that a great number of the GOP active types would prefer a new nominee, and some (not quite a majority) would be willing to endure gridlock for a few years.

    The good news for my part is that there are still three possibilities.  

    They are quite aware there is a growing support for a replacement, and two of them have indicated an interest in becoming that replacement if things fall together.

    Good times.

    In any event, go below the fold for the press release

    (6 comments, 1229 words in story) Full Story

    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    Gubernatorial Surprise

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Fri Sep 20, 2013 at 06:15:28 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Republicans, Conservatives, Mackinac Conference, Gubernatorial Surprise, Rick Snyder (all tags)

    The wound in the Michigan Republican Party needs some cleaning.

    Though centrists, moderates, center left types wish to call Conservatives 'purists', we reject that notion. The request that some form of substance is present, or that at least minimally, or that a reasonable alignment with the platform of the Party be observed should not label Conservative Republicans in that way. Even within our own ranks we have many unique visions of what the Party should be, while still agreeing on one aspect; that it is different from the Democrat Party.

    This morning press releases were issued to local and national news agencies outlining an effort to remove the sitting governor
    even with the risk of electing the Democrat nominee; a point at which we might see gridlock.

    While recognizing the good he has done, we should note that there is nothing so special (including the coveted RTW) that wouldn't have happened with any other Republican at the helm; a fact also emphasized with the realization that another Republican would have been FAR MORE effective in many areas of fiscal responsibility and responsible governance.  Conservative Republican activists across the state have opined, and a few are quoted in the release noting they will not support Rick Snyder in the general if he is the party nominee.

    We are in the process of disinfecting a very deep wound, and though some wait for an "awkward" statement with 'baited breath', those same persons might be wise to consider the possibility that the wiser and older Conservative Republican Party members actually have a clue what principles are, and how to apply them.

    And that the Bactine sometimes stings for a bit when applying liberally.

    But when it is all said and done, the healing will begin.

    Comments >>

    Is Snyder From Ann Arbor.. or Chicago??

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Thu Oct 08, 2009 at 05:45:20 PM EST
    Tags: Rick Snyder, Republicans, Mackinac Conference, Straw Poll (all tags)

    (Cross posted from Michigan Taxes Too Much)

    Lets all be non-politico shall we? My goodness, when the dust clears and we look at who crossed the finish line, certainly a fair race would mean a genuine win. Right?

    The Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference was certainly an important event to be sure, and particularly coming into the next BIG cycle of 2010 elections. Friendships reinforced, loyalties affirmed, and a chance for those who aren't yet recognized as legitimate players, to show their potential and perhaps win some support.  A win for a relative unknown in the conference governor's "straw poll" would be considered a boost for that candidate.

    (9 comments, 454 words in story) Full Story

    Rick Snyder setting bar low for Mackinac

    By conservativefox, Section News
    Posted on Tue Aug 18, 2009 at 09:52:36 AM EST
    Tags: Rick Snyder, Governor, Mackinac Conference, 2010, GOP, Liberal, Moderate, Pro-Choice (all tags)

    I just received Rick Snyder's email message.

    For the governor candidate with the most staff and biggest operation, he really should find someone more clever to write his emails.

    (2 comments, 294 words in story) Full Story

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