Guam Tips Over

Irritating GOP 'operative' lands on the wrong side of the island.

ReaganPlaybookLennoxTeam Cruz has an issue with its vetting of campaign tools.

At least as far as the former GOP chair of Benzie County is concerned.  Adrian Poulisse, a Cruz supporter and local chair has written a memo of concern to Cruz headquarters, and cc’d to  Wendy Day (State Cruz chair) Pat Colbeck and Saul Anuzis, titled: “Dennis Lennox is no good for the Cruz Campaign” The memo starts with

“Dennis Lennox has been a divisive figure in Michigan Politics over the last half dozen years. He has been controversial since his time in college. He has manipulated his resume and has a history of malfeasance while serving as an elected official.”

And then points out a number of references to Lennox’s political activities.

Lennox has recently been given the job as a consultant to try to get the 9 delegates of Guam on-board the Cruz team.  The weight of this, even  on such a small island must certainly have its effect. Sometimes stupid decisions like stupid people, are a fact of life.

Poulisse made clear in the memo that it will serve as his letter of resignation if Lennox is considered “a must for the Ted Cruz team,” pointing out the likely resignation of others in the organization.

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  8 comments for “Guam Tips Over

  1. Corinthian Scales
    August 19, 2015 at 11:24 am

    Ah, but for one to understand why the little poofter is in play, one must remember that it all leads back to, Saul "NPV & Dele-Gate fiasco" Anuzis:

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  2. Tom Stillings
    August 19, 2015 at 11:49 am

    As I have posted elsewhere, the real question becomes "Exactly what kind of pictures of Saul Anuzis does Dennis have?"

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    • Corinthian Scales
      August 19, 2015 at 2:56 pm

      Not sure, however, if you'd like a good view of the little poofter, then I'd recommend shoving one of these up Saul's ass.

      Oh! And, remind Denny Lenny to smile for ya.

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  3. KG One
    August 19, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Didn't this little snot-nosed punk get fired from his newspaper gig not that long ago and have his content removed from their website?

    Any word yet on why that happened in the first place?

    Papers usually aren't that thorough when their staff leaves their employ?

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    • August 19, 2015 at 4:41 pm

      Yeah, the Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun. As of five minutes ago, he's referenced exactly fifty-seven times in the "Sound Off" archives (from February 13th, 2012, thru December 10th, 2014, inclusive), once in a Letter to the Editor dated May 1st, 2014, and once in a news article under Chad Selweski's byline dated January 13th, 2012 . . . and that's a four-year search. Other than that, exactly zip on the Morning Sun's site with the weasel's name on it or in it. Thorough indeed . . . almost as though he vanished himself (similar to how he temporarily vanished Jason back in April 2010).

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  4. Isabelle Terry
    August 20, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Heads up. Important to know!
    Editorial from Dennis Lennox in the Detroit News 7/16/2015.

    GOP nominee could be picked by territories


    The road to the Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial nom­i­na­tion winds through Iowa, New Hamp­shire and South Carolina. Even­tu­ally, it reaches Michi­gan, which in 2012 proved piv­otal for Mitt Rom­ney.

    That has been true in pres­i­den­tial elec­tion cy­cles of the past, but it may not be the case this time around. Espe­cially now with the 2016 field of would be pres­i­dents be­ing the largest in the party’s his­tory.

    Not only is it likely that each of the big three early-state tus­sles will be won by dif­fer­ent can­di­dates, but a mu­ch over­looked change to the Repub­li­can Na­tional Com­mit­tee’s rules gov­ern­ing the nom­i­na­tion con­test could drag out the process un­til the na­tional con­ven­tion.

    Un­der RNC rule 40, a can­di­date must win a ma­jor­ity of del­e­gates in eight states to be el­i­gi­ble for nom­i­na­tion at the con­ven­tion in Cleve­land.

    That re­quire­ment may not sound like a big deal. Eight states are not a ter­ri­bly high thresh­old.

    How­ever, with 17 can­di­dates — Govs. Bobby Jin­dal, Scott Walker and Chris Christie; busi­ness lead­ers Carly Fio­r­na and Don­ald Trump; ex-Govs. Jeb Bush, Jim Gil­more, Ge­orge Pataki, Mike Huck­abee and Rick Perry; Ben Car­son, the re­tired pe­di­atric neu­ro­sur­geon; U.S. Sens. Lind­sey Gra­ham, Marco Ru­bio, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz; for­mer U.S. Sen. Rick San­to­rum and all-but-de­clared can­di­date Gov. John Ka­sich — it is dif­fi­cult to see a way for any­one to get a com­mand­ing plu­ral­ity, let alone a ma­jor­ity, in eight states.

    This cre­ates a sit­u­a­tion where the U.S. ter­ri­to­ries of Amer­i­can Samoa, Guam, the North­ern Mar­i­ana Is­lands, Puerto Rico and the Vir­gin Is­lands — and not Iowa, New Hamp­shire and South Carolina — de­cide who be­comes the Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial nom­i­nee. Ter­ri­to­ries and states carry equal weight.

    With can­di­dates seem­ingly run­ning into each other at ev­ery turn, as ev­i­dent by Christie and Ru­bio room­ing to­gether in New Hamp­shire over the In­de­pen­dence Day hol­i­day, a smart pres­i­den­tial hope­ful could eas­ily run the ta­ble in the ter­ri­to­ries and pull out three vic­to­ries else- where to take the cam­paign all the way to the con­ven­tion.

    The re­wards of tak­ing to the hus­tings and rub­ber-chicken cir­cuit across the ter­ri­to­ries could out­weigh the has­sles, es­pe­cially for a long-shot can­di­date with­out the fi­nan­cial means and deep or­ga­ni­za­tional strength to get ahead of the herd on the main­land.

    The North­ern Mar­i­ana Is­lands will most likely hold its cau­cus on March 16 with nine del­e­gates up for grabs. If four years ago is any in­di­ca­tor, less than 900 vot­ers will par­tic­i­pate.

    In other ter­ri­to­ries, the elec­torate is of­ten even smaller. About 70 gath­ered at the Toa Bar & Grill in Nu’uuli for the 2012 Amer­i­can Samoa cau­cus. Only the pri­mary in Puerto Rico, which had more par­tic­i­pa­tion last time around than Iowa’s cau­cus, is a large-scale elec­toral con­test.

    Even if sev­eral Repub­li­can can­di­dates drop out be­tween now and when for­mal de­bates be­gin next month the field of con­tenders will still be siz­able.

    RNC rule 40 gives can­di­dates no in­cen­tive to drop out. At worst, some­one stays in the race long enough to raise his or her pro­file and in­flu­ence the party plat­form.

    Or, a lucky can­di­date will win enough del­e­gates with the help of the ter­ri­to­ries to ma­neu­ver into a po­si­tion to claim the Repub­li­can nom­i­na­tion, or join the ticket as the vice pres­i­den­tial run­ning mate af­ter lever­ag­ing his or her del­e­gates to push the es­tab­lish­ment fa­vorite over the line.

    Den­nis Len­nox is a free­lance writer who has worked on three pres­i­den­tial cam­paigns.

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  5. Isabelle Terry
    August 20, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    If the Cruz campaign does a piss-poor showing in Guam and it ends up going to Jeb... well then we know both Saul and Lennox were working for Jeb this ENTIRE time. Which is exactly what I think.

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  6. Sue Schwartz
    August 22, 2015 at 8:35 am

    It's necessary to follow the money--why would anyone in their right mind send the likes of a cartoon character to Guam? What did Guam do to them? Don't we have a duty to warn our fellow Americans they are about to be invaded? Is this really happening or is it much like the little Scottish episode of years past? The cartoon character merely stated he was in the land of Scots to report on the Euro vote--when on the same day he was posting highlights of his day in Scotland, I saw with my own eyes his walking the halls of the state GOP convention.

    Where ever this cartoon character pops up, guarantees a lose--I use as my evidence his pop-up next to Scott Romney during the National Convention a couple of years ago. Thus, wouldn't it be much more useful to the RINO's to send this cartoon character to Guam for say--Donald Trump? And speaking of Romney--anyone notice whose funding Scott Walker? So, in following the money. . .

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