Special interests aren't opposing a ConCon because they can't afford to buy a seat; if they were broke, they wouldn't be sufficiently scary for you to invoke them over and over again.
A lot of folks are opposed to a ConCon, for the simple reason that to open up the guts of this state will much more likely make it worse than better.
There are no silver bullets in this process, and the last two or three years are not because of term limits, or the fact that our 63 Constitution was apparently 19th century. (?)
We have a simple straight up fight between two opposing thoughts about the size and shape of government.
And you can dock all the pay, and change all the term limits, and do whatever quick fixes feel good, but it will accomplish nothing.
If we want to get this state back under control, if we want to stop the insanity in Lansing, if we want to someday come back from this awful economy, we have to win our argument.
That's right. See, the thing that enrages me is when I read the newspaper and the headline is: "Lansing broken. No leadership."
Or when I hear our candidates say the same. I'd much rather live in a world where that headline said: "Democrat leadership broken, time for a change"
But I guess that would mean being partisan, and the same media that calls us all kinds of neat names also tells us we can't be partisan. Yup, better listen to them.
Now that I'm done with my general rant, back to you Dennis. You've mentioned many, many times about restructuring, and "21st century solutions to 21st century problems" and so on. Can we have some specifics? I'd love to hear some of your proposals.