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    Tag: Tom George

    Neither A RINO Nor A Weasel Be

    By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
    Posted on Mon Aug 02, 2010 at 05:52:10 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan 2010 Gubernatorial Primary, Tom George, non-factor, Mike Bouchard, vote siphon, Rick Snyder, drag queen, Mike Cox, weasel, Pete Hoekstra, leadership (all tags)

    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.

    (14 comments, 1892 words in story) Full Story

    Who I Voted For

    By kenmatesevac, Section News
    Posted on Sun Aug 01, 2010 at 04:44:54 PM EST
    Tags: Jack Hoogendyk, Fred Upton, Tonya Schuitmaker, Lorence Wenke, Larry Deshazor, Aric Nesbitt, Frank Thompson, Pete Hoekstra, Mike Bouchard, Mike Cox, Tom George, Rick Snyder (all tags)

    (1 comment, 806 words in story) Full Story

    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    Leadership in Crisis

    By Wendy Day, Section News
    Posted on Fri Jul 16, 2010 at 03:59:20 AM EST
    Tags: Pete Hoekstra, Mike Cox, Mike Bouchard, Rick Snyder, Tom George, MD, Common Sense in Government (all tags)

    ~ Be sure to check out all of the videos below the fold as well ~

    See the other Candidates.....

    (4 comments, 105 words in story) Full Story

    Governor Wanted- Watch the Video Interviews!

    By Wendy Day, Section News
    Posted on Fri Jul 09, 2010 at 09:13:50 PM EST
    Tags: Pete Hoekstra, Mike Cox, Mike Bouchard, Tom George, Rick Snyder, Governor, Common Sense in Government, Smart Girl Politics (all tags)

    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
    Have lived in Michigan for at least 2 years
    Be at least 30 years of age
    Not hold another elected State or Federal office while they serve as Governor

    Candidates for Governor should:

    Be of good moral character
    Show a record of common sense decision making
    Have private-sector leadership experience of some kind
    Possess a good understanding of the challenges facing Michigan
    Present common sense solutions to restore Michigan
    Be a leader of influence and work well with others

    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?

    (5 comments) Comments >>

    Neck & Neck

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Wed Jun 02, 2010 at 10:12:42 AM EST
    Tags: Primary, Mike Cox, Mike Bouchard, Tom George, Rick Snyder, Pete Hoekstra, Polling, Michigan, Governor (all tags)

    Things are starting to happen in the primary cycle.  There are some of you who have felt that the advertising done by the Cox campaign regarding the TARP was too tough, or perhaps distasteful.  The results are in, and the ads, as well as a the plan advertised by Cox for Michigan's future seem to have moved public opinion in his favor.

    The Mike Cox 2010 campaign today released the results of a new poll conducted by Public Opinion Strategies showing Mike Cox leading the race for governor.

     According to Public Opinion Strategies pollster Neil Newhouse:

    "After only two weeks of out-state advertising, Cox has essentially erased Pete Hoekstra's once commanding 13-point lead and reshaped this race,"

    "Republican primary voters across the country have spoken loud and clear in recent months, overwhelmingly rejecting Members of Congress who supported the Wall Street bailout and pork barrel spending.  The same is clearly happening today in Michigan."

    The poll of 400 likely GOP primary voters finds Mike Cox in first place with 21 percent of the vote, Pete Hoekstra tied in first at 21 percent, Rick Snyder at 18 percent, Mike Bouchard at 10 percent and Tom George at 2 percent.  The poll was conducted May 25-27 with a margin of error of +/-4.9%.

    (650 words in story) Full Story

    Michigan Republican Gubernatorial Candidates

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Tue May 11, 2010 at 04:45:55 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, governors race, Mike Bouchard, Mike Cox, Tom George, Pete Hoekstra, Rick Snyder (all tags)

    Welcome to the Michigan gubernatorial Speedway, where the twists and turns can be both deadly or maybe put you ahead.  The track has changed a little, and too many left turns will send you off road.

    The official, yet unofficial record shows filing for the Michigan GOP nod at governor as of 4PM today to be:

    Bouchard, Mike
    Cox, Mike
    George, Tom
    Hoekstra, Pete
    Snyder, Rick

    The Democrat candidates are not listed here, as they have chosen to run a demolition derby.

    Gentlemen?  Start your engines..

    (10 comments) Comments >>

    The Real Flaw...

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Fri Mar 26, 2010 at 10:57:29 AM EST
    Tags: Mike Cox, Mike Bouchard, Pete Hoekstra, Tom George, Rick Snyder, Michigan, Governor, health care (all tags)

    A couple of days ago, Things started happening that are of grave concern to Michigan and our country.  The health care "reform" act was passed with the help of all of Michigan Democrat congressmen, and the solutions from Michigan's prospective governors started to appear.  News reports and releases have given us a little insight to where these Republican candidates stand.

    Mike Cox has filed a lawsuit coinciding with other state's attorneys general, citing the unconstitutionality of the new federal law.

    Pete Hoekstra as a member of Congress has been in the front line battle against the package, and has referred to the AG's plan in what could be described as a supportive stance.

    Mike Bouchard has said Cox's effort is a "flawed approach." suggesting that Michigan's better option would be to withhold money going to the federal government.

    And Rick Snyder and Tom George remain conspicuously quiet.

    (6 comments, 952 words in story) Full Story


    By apackof2, Section News
    Posted on Fri Jan 22, 2010 at 11:41:15 AM EST
    Tags: 2010, ACORN, attorney general, incumbent, ballot, Michigan Campaign Central, county meeting, Cameron Brown, Anne Norlander, congressional district, current events, Democrat, elections, Michelle McMannus, Michigan, michigan governor race, Mike Bishop, Mike Bouchard, Mike Cox, Mike Rogers, out of control spending, Paul Scott, Pete Hoesktra, politics, progressives, Republican, Senate, tea party 2009, grassrootsinmichigan Bill Schuette, Tom George, Dillion, Granholm, election 2010, precinct delegate, campaign (all tags)

    (3 comments, 1159 words in story) Full Story

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