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Tag: Mike Bouchard
By Corinthian Scales, Section News
Some truth you'll never hear come from Benny Napoleon's mouth...
Education, responsibility, and duty. It is a common sense partnership for a Lawful, and civil society. Wisconsin's Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr., is an honorable American. I would be proud of any of our 83 sheriffs in Michigan, who'd step up with stating the same message.
Those who are friend, or foe to 2A in Michigan? Below the fold just may surprise some folks.
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By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
A critical choice will be made tomorrow by many voters in this once-great state; some voters, in fact, have already made their choice. Regardless of which county, township, or municipality you live in, every voter in the State of Michigan will have the opportunity to vote in the Gubernatorial Primary Election. This is a big deal. Michigan has suffered for the past seven and a half years under executive leadership that is most charitably described as incompetent; whom we elect this time will either guide us out of the hole we're in, or dig us deeper into it.
The general consensus, on these pages as well as statewide, is that a republican governor will serve Michigan better than a Democrat. Given that the epic failures of Governor "protobama" Granholm have been on national display, this is not surprising. However, there has been considerable disagreement as to precisely which republican candidate would be the best choice. Personally, I took my time making up my mind, not settling on a choice until about two weeks ago. For the record, the polling didn't drive my decisions . . . I actually did my own research. What follows "below the fold" are strictly my personal opinions and conclusions based on that research.
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By kenmatesevac, Section News
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By JGillman, Section News
Many of you have been regulars for years on RightMichigan.com. There are reasons you come here. For some, it might be to catch up on what is happening in the state politically, and perhaps even to get a conservative's view on the daily events affecting us in Michigan politics and social realm. Nick De leeuw built a pretty good sounding board for conservatives across the state, and real policy and decisions have been made as a result of news and opinion made here. And his writing up until a few months back was sought out by most who visited. His reasoning pretty well considered, and he has generally demonstrated sound conservative principles.
Nick's opinion is a trusted one. And I hope my own carries some weight as well.
We had both agreed early on, that three Republican candidates, Bouchard, Cox, and Hoekstra would be worthy candidates and would likely make great governors. The primary had promise to produce at least one great result, and that result being a truly Republican governor for the state of Michigan. To be sure, each candidate has weaknesses, either in policy or perhaps a personal area, but nothing that has not been overcome with either explanation, a recant, or apology. "To err is human, to forgive, divine," and we move on.
As this is a primary, and only one of these fine gentlemen who represent Republican principles can be Governor at a time, RightMichigan.com writers and readers alike have done due diligence, and decided whom they will back. Nick and I both looked at many different points of strength the candidates have. Conservative values, commitment of service, ability to rally support, and overall electability in the general election. On balance, we both came to the same conclusion, and have been supporters of Mike Cox in his bid to be Michigan's top executive. Nick was serious enough to work for the Cox campaign directly.
It comes at a cost.
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By JGillman, Section News
As you know, I am a supporter of Mike Cox for governor. Why I am is based on a number of issues, but as previously mentioned a primary one is his ability to stand on an issue as a matter of principle, no matter the initial popularity of it. We are a better state for his involvement in issues such as race, public safety, over reaching insurance non profits, and to be sure, one that is close to many hearts.. the right to life.
So I was pleased to hear a really great radio ad the other day by the Michigan Right To Life PAC.
The Michigan Right To Life PAC explains why it has selected only ONE candidate to endorse, why that candidate is Mike Cox. As an aside, it is interesting to contrast the explanation provided by RTL of MI to that of the NRA when it provides cover for its endorsements. (Of course I use the word 'cover' to describe NRA endorsements, because they often shoot themselves by hawking BAD legislators and politicos with a unique single mindedness) The Right To Life Pac in its ad, actually uses its weight to suggest people consider the alternate outcome that could result which is quite contrary to their goals. But not in this case from the election of a 'typical' supporter of abortion on demand usually sponsored by the Democrat party..
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By Wendy Day, Section News
~ Be sure to check out all of the videos below the fold as well ~
See the other Candidates.....
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By Wendy Day, Section News
Job Description and Qualifications: A governor is the chief executive of a state, similarly to how the president is the chief executive of the country. Specific duties for governors are defined by each state's constitution, but commonly, they sign bills into law, propose budgets, and see that state agencies are staffed and operating as directed by law. Also, a governor is the commander of his or her state's national guard.
Candidates for Governor must:
Have lived in the United States for at least 5 years
Candidates for Governor should:
Be of good moral character
To watch video responses to these questions, go to Governor Wanted
How did you tell your wife you wanted to run for Governor and what does she think about your campaign?
What was your favorite job and why?
Describe a time you stood up for what you believe in and it cost you something politically. What happened, how did you respond, what was the outcome?
Describe a time you had to lead in a crisis. What happened, how did you respond, what was the outcome?
How, specifically, will you demonstrate your support for the 10th Amendment?
If you could only pass one bill during your first term, what specifically would it say?
Policy Questions on issues including taxes, business, abortion and education.
When your time in office is done, what will you want people to say about you?
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By JGillman, Section Multimedia
Seriously, no matter the side you are on, the Republican Governor candidate's ads are getting good and more upbeat..
My personal favorite is the first one for Mike Cox. (what can I say?) It addresses the real issue in Michigan, a LOUSY environment to do business, (unless you are hooked by bureaucrats in a bizarre Rumplstiltskin scheme..) and is not the place that investors look to first any longer.
The second ad also uses a fast moving theme, and shows Pete Hoekstra is working hard on his campaign. Ideas bus. It doesn't identify the problem as well as the first, but it points out the value of getting input from around the state.
Mike Bouchard's "look" ad is pretty good too. It identifies the problem, and offers him up as a solution provider in the past, and identifies him as a "conservative" which resonates well right now.
Rick Snyder talks of "re-inventing " Michigan government in his short spot, "Jobs." He apparently wants to look at Michigan as a business, and apply business solutions.
All of the ads have one commonality. They are focused on the candidate as the solution provider. No cheap shots, no overblown complaining, and each worth looking at.
The ads for the top contenders below the fold.
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