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    Tag: Michelle Bachmann

    What Happened In Florida?

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Sat Sep 24, 2011 at 06:14:18 PM EST
    Tags: Michelle Bachmann, Herman Cain, Straw Poll, Oh Yeah Pete Hoekstra (all tags)

    Michelle Bachmann did a pretty decent job in the debate on Thursday.  No foot in mouth, so to speak, and the Perry/Romney back and forth was expected.

    So what happened to bring candidate Bachmann so low (Getting 1% of the vote) in the straw poll in Florida.  What was it that caused her to be virtually abandoned by her base? One truly wonders. What could it be?

    On principle, I have no trouble with Bachmann.  I would be tickled pink if she was selected as the Republican candidate for President.  Likewise, very happy if the poll WINNER, Herman Cain (37.1%) becomes the Republican flag bearer for the position.  Both of these candidates speak to the real problems we face, and have offered solutions that are not simply the politically correct alternatives to the way things should be done.

    I just wonder what happened?

    Oh, and congratulations to Mr. Cain, a straight shooter and true conservative.

    (2 comments) Comments >>

    Not There

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Sat Sep 24, 2011 at 09:18:41 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Republican Leadership, Mackinac, Pete Hoekstra, Gary Glenn, US Senate, Right-To-Work, Michelle Bachmann, Change, RightMichigan.com, Endorsements (all tags)

    Certainly, if I had planned well enough, I could have made it to the island. I really wanted to go.

    In the last two weeks, I have had at least 5 separate invitations to participate in conference activities. Each of them more tempting than the last.  Maybe next time.  And as it turned out, the business needed my presence Friday, and today the funeral for a friend's father. And overall, my significant other who has suffered well through the miscellany of political activities that keep us apart too often, seems to be happy.

    The Lord does indeed work in many mysterious ways.

    One of those ways is how we move the debate here.

    As noted a couple of days ago, there was a concern I penned about Michelle Bachmann endorsing Pete Hoekstra, who would not go on record supporting right to work.  As expected there was a bit of noise going on in the background throughout the state party and establishment types.   As expected it was picked up in a national piece the following day.

    Strategic National (Yob) who is managing Hoekstra's campaign likely had not planned for the "Tea Party" blast advertisement to come out a day early, as the "official" endorsement was to come out the next day.  It did. the "Tea Party" email blast by the way, is from merely another group who likely believes in most Tea Party values, yet is willing to capitalize on the theme as much as it is there to advance it.

    This site for example will take advertising from nearly anyone who doesn't violate core principles.  I get it.

    Hoekstra saw the writing on the wall. (Below)

    (1 comment, 758 words in story) Full Story

    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    Michelle Bachman Event In Grand Rapids

    By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
    Posted on Mon Jan 03, 2011 at 04:01:31 PM EST
    Tags: Robert Schostak, Michelle Bachmann, Michigan Republican Party, Kent County Republicans, Tea Party of West Michigan, Independence Caucus of Michigan, Michigan Tea Party Alliance, Norm Shinkle, Eileen McNeil, Alex Clark, Sarah Ledford, Justin Amash, Bill Huizenga (all tags)

    As the state's chief executive, Rick Snyder has a long-standing right accorded to all such chief executives: that being the right to indicate his preference for his party's state chairmanship.  Should he choose to exercise that right, as he has done in endorsing Robert Schostak (the sitting MIGOP Finance Chair), then it is with the expectation that his preference will be respected.  Moreover, of the seven or nine names that I've heard tossed about as possible challengers, none save Troy Rolling (the sitting MIGOP Grassroots Vice-Chair) has emerged as an actual candidate, and I'm not sure that Rolling's challenge should be taken seriously.

    But Mr. Schostak is a wise man, and he is well aware that the voting delegates of the Michigan Tea Party Alliance (who will carry considerable clout on the state convention floor) require some convincing before they'll buy into his candidacy.  It was with this very thing in mind that he scheduled a couple of events - occurring on December 28th - with the leader of the Congressional Tea Party Caucus, Michelle Bachmann.

    (4 comments, 1585 words in story) Full Story

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