We ask: "Wouldn't it be better for the party if David Trott were to actually challenge a Democrat?"
He claims to be conservative, and Lord knows we need all we can get in Congress, so that should be a huge and appealing plus. But, instead of throwing his considerable assets and resources at a vulnerable and flaming liberal Congressman Sander Levin, who is older than dirt and an avowed leftist- Mr. Trott would instead prefer to challenge one our own, GOP freshman Congressman Kerry Bentivolio.
Granted, Trott does live in Bentivolio’s 11th Congressional District- but just barely.
Considering the facts- that residency in the district is NOT required, and that Trott lives about 3 miles from Levin’s district, one must question the motivation of a man who’d prefer to beat a GOP Congressman instead of a senile 82 yr old socialist Democrat.
Adding insult to injury, upon completion of his first year, nonpartisan GovTrack.org just ranked Congressman Bentivolio as 40th out of all 439 in Congress- in their category of “Most Conservative”.
Seriously. Ya just can’t make this stuff up and make it more ridiculous.
Can someone please explain the logic? Would it not be considerably better to have two Conservatives from Oakland County serving in Congress instead of just one?
If your job was to grow the clout of the Michigan Republican Party in Washington and here in Michigan, wouldn’t it seem prudent for Party Chairman Bobby Schostak and Oakland Co Chairman Jim Thienel to counsel Mr Trott on the concept and importance of beating Democrats instead of Republicans?
Gentlemen……..Did you? And if not, why not? And if you did, why is Bentivolio spending cash to defend against a Republican while Comrade Sander Levin isn’t?
Is being a principled Conservative incumbent that’s very popular with the Conservative grassroots, more threatening to other Republicans than Democrats- and particularly arguably brain-dead old socialists?
If it truly is “all about party unity”, then that’s great. So go beat the pants off members of the Democrat Party at a time when they’re most vulnerable- AND AMERICA IS TOO.