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Cross-posted in The Wizard of Laws.
Just returned to the Emerald City from day one of the State GOP Convention, during which each congressional district chose its national convention delegates. In The Wiz's district, a total of six delegates were selected, three of whom have no business representing the party at the national convention.
During the presidential primary in February, our district voted for Mitt Romney. So, our delegates have to commit to vote for Romney at least through the first ballot at the national convention. In order to be considered for national delegate, each person had to sign an affidavit stating he or she would vote for Romney.
So, what's the problem? Three of the delegates voted in by our district were selected by bloc votes cast by those committed to a former Libertarian now claiming to be a Republican, who puts one in mind of Professor Irwin Corey. Not only were votes cast as a bloc, they were withheld from other candidates as a bloc, under orders from campaign organizers.
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One of the things I just love is when some clown on a conservative site starts shooting off his mouth (well, his fingers I guess) at someone who says they are going to vote, or voted for a Libertarian candidate. They usually say one of two things: That they are wasting their vote, or that they're helping the Dem candidate.
During the course of the Gubernatorial race, I, as well as a few others, essentially said "Why vote for Democrat-lite when you can vote for the real thing?". I subsequently voted for Ken Proctor, the LP candidate. It was a combination of "I'm pretty sure Snyder is going to win" and "Even if he doesn't, it probably wasn't going to be much worse".
After the State of the State address, it seems that not only was I right, but that I should have done more. I had the opportunity to do an interview with Ken, but didn't get around to doing it (I was living in Mt. Pleasant at the time). Right Michigan may not be the be-all and end-all of Michigan conservative politics, but I'm sitting here, wondering if putting an interview transcription might have made some kind of a difference.
Indeed, there are some concerns that even I have in regards to how the Libertarians want to handle the issues of defense and immigration, but I think that will be easier than having RINOs and Dem's getting their crap together.
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The following is actually a piece I wrote the other day as a writing sample. I'm attempting to get a gig writing a column for the school rag, and It's been a while since I wrote anything of size, so I figure I'd produce something like this. Enjoy.
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