Political News and Commentary with the Right Perspective. NAVIGATION
  • Front Page
  • News
  • Multimedia
  • Tags
  • RSS Feed

  • Advertise on RightMichigan.com


    Get the RightMighigan.com toolbar!



    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Cox, Land and Patterson leading Cherry

    By Nick, Section News
    Posted on Sun Mar 15, 2009 at 05:15:00 PM EST
    Tags: Cox, Land, Cherry, Patterson, 2010, Governor (all tags)

    Out-state you might know Bill Ballenger best as that guy who always sits on Tim Skubick's media panel during Off the Record.  If you're in his former District you might still think of him as a former member of the legislature.  In Lansing or any type of Michigan politico and you think of Ballenger as the man behind Inside Michigan Politics, a regular insider newsletter that analyzes numbers, targets and trends in ways that are often imitated and never duplicated.

    Ballenger is back this weekend with the first round of publicly released opinion polling on the field of prospective candidates for Governor in 2010 (h/t to the BlogProf).  Darn it all if Republicans Mike Cox, Terri Lynn Land, and L. Brooks Patterson (a man who hasn't even announced his intentions to run and has about six percent name recognition outside the Metro Detroit area) don't rack up convincing wins against likely Democratic nominee John Cherry.  Seven, five and four points respectively.

    Maybe running on Jennifer Granholm's record isn't such a good idea after all?

    Only time will tell, and there's still a loooot of that.  Remember, there was a time early in the 2006 cycle when Dick DeVos held a double-digit polling lead on Jennifer Granholm and we all know how that turned out.

    But, as I became accustomed to saying about otherwise worthless numbers during that particular run, they might not mean anything but they're better than a kick in the head.

    So with visions of conservative victories dancing in our heads, figured we'd have a little multi-media Sunday.  Below you'll find the State Republican convention speeches delivered by the Secretary of State and the Attorney General only about a month ago.

    Check `em out... in order of who currently beats Cherry by more... (lest anyone ever accuse me of playing favorites).

    < I too hope he fails | If you can't say something nice... talk basketball >

    Share This: Digg! StumbleUpon del.icio.us reddit reddit

    Display: Sort:
    Rumor Control (none / 0) (#1)
    by Kevin Rex Heine on Sun Mar 15, 2009 at 07:58:56 PM EST
    Scuttlebutt that I heard over the weekend is that Pete Hoekstra even out-polls Cox, Land, Patterson, and George at this point.  Additional scuttlebutt has Dan Mulhern lining up his run at a spot on the Democrat gubernatorial ticket.

    What do you know?

    Scuttlebut is all Cox (none / 0) (#2)
    by mipoliticalscene on Sun Mar 15, 2009 at 10:41:26 PM EST
    Cox does best against Cherry. As far as I am concerend he is the one to beat.  He is the one the Dems are most afraid of.  Cox is the only Republican that can win Michigan in 2010.

    Patterson? (none / 0) (#3)
    by RushLake on Mon Mar 16, 2009 at 06:10:17 AM EST
    Is that the Bruce Patterson who disappeared from view following his reelection in 2006 perhaps because he was term limited? The one who doesn't answer constituent mail since reelected in 2006? The guy who has missed scores of votes since reelection in 2006, and when he does vote, votes consistently in favor of the MEA? That Bruce Patterson? I hope his excuse that he has been ill is cured soon and he gets better, but I also hope that this current positioning in the gubernatorial sweepstakes is a fluke. If he ever had a job in the real world, I hope he goes back to it.

    S A Betrayed Constituent.

    Whew! LBP of course. (none / 0) (#5)
    by RushLake on Mon Mar 16, 2009 at 10:00:58 AM EST
    Somehow I had it in mind that I'd heard that Bruce was looking at a gubernatorial run as well. Regardless, he shouldn't be anyone's pick for AG either for aforestated reasons.

    Let's see... (none / 0) (#7)
    by KG One on Mon Mar 16, 2009 at 03:03:51 PM EST
    Display: Sort:


    Make a new account

    Tweet along with RightMichigan by
    following us on Twitter HERE!

    Related Links

    + BlogProf
    + Also by Nick
    create account | faq | search