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    Republican Leadership Conference: The Debate

    By steve, Section News
    Posted on Sun Sep 27, 2009 at 02:44:15 PM EST
    Tags: Republican, Mackinac (all tags)

    This was what everyone was looking forward to...

    One of the big things I've been looking forward to at this conference was the Gubernatorial debate. I wasn't alone. It was a standing room only event (I was one of the standing).

    The participants were Mike Cox, Pete Hoekstra,  Mike Bouchard, Tom George and Rick Snyder.

    The questions from the panel revolved mostly around taxes,  economy and making Michigan more competitive.

    A quick take of each candidates performance:

        * Mike Cox: Played it safe, didn't really offer anything new (I guess that that means he is getting his message out) and mentioned his web site many, many times.
        * Pete Hoekstra: I have to admit he was the candidate I was most interested in hearing. In my estimation, he was the best of the bunch. He delivered a solid consistent conservative, pro-growth,  get the government out of the way free market message. Also, he hit on the disastrous Granholm policy of blocking the construction of new coal power plants and keeping the Federal government out of our business.
        * Mike Bouchard: Turned in a solid performance and did hit on pushing back the encroachment of the Federal government. He also was touting his streaming the government philosophy.
        * Tom George: During each answer he gave I thought to my self "wait for it....wait for it.... Yes! He tied the answer to health care reform".  Well not really heath care `reform', more like making people healthy and staying healthy. `Nuf Said.
        * Rick Snyder: His main focus to make the State Government to be more `customer focused' in the way the state interacts with  it's citizens.

    Overall, the debate moved quickly and L. Brooks Patterson kept the discussion lively.

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    Great post! (none / 0) (#1)
    by maidintheus on Mon Sep 28, 2009 at 08:16:34 AM EST
    It's wonderful to hear first hand info.

    Awesome debate (none / 0) (#2)
    by Republican2679 on Mon Sep 28, 2009 at 11:19:10 AM EST
    I was at this debate too.  I agree with everything you said and thought that Pete Hoekstra did the best job.  However, it was Tom George who mentioned his web site a lot.  I only recall Mike Cox mentioning his web site once when he jokingly corrected Mr. Patterson by including the triple "W's" in the address.  

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