Political News and Commentary with the Right Perspective. NAVIGATION
  • Front Page
  • News
  • Multimedia
  • Tags
  • RSS Feed

  • Advertise on RightMichigan.com


    Get the RightMighigan.com toolbar!



    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Cherry skipping forum; struggles to attract 2010 supporters

    By dennislennox, Section News
    Posted on Thu May 28, 2009 at 06:24:17 AM EST
    Tags: mackinac policy conference, detroit regional chamber of commerce, john cherry, 2010 (all tags)

    RightMichigan.com correspondent Dennis Lennox, the Cheboygan County drain commissioner, will be reporting from the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce's Mackinac Policy Conference this week. The conference, which brings together over 1,200 legislators, policy-makers, business owners and opinion-makers, started Wednesday afternoon at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.

    For the latest reports, follow Dennis Lennox on Twitter.

    MACKINAC ISLAND -- With new polls showing the heir-apparent to Gov. Jennifer Granholm struggling to gain traction in the face of strong Republican challengers, Lt. Gov. John Cherry is skipping an open forum in favor of holding closed-door fund-raisers with lobbyists and special interests.

    Cherry, who is facing no declared opposition for the Democratic Party's nomination for governor in 2010, has made headlines after announcing he wouldn't partake in the Detroit Regional Chamber's forum with 2010 gubernatorial candidates.

    On Wednesday, two polls were released that raise new concerns about Cherry's candidacy.

    Despite being Granholm's lieutenant for eight years, the former state senator is having difficulty locking up voter support.

    An EPIC/MRA poll for The Detroit News reports that a shocking 51 percent of self-identified Democrats are undecided on supporting Cherry.

    At the same time, only 31 percent of Republican voters were undecided -- though the GOP field of candidates includes Attorney General Mike Cox, Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land, Congressman Pete Hoekstra, and Sen. Tom George.

    Cox, Land, Hoekstra, and George will join Democratic Rep. Alma Wheeler Smith at the forum, while Cherry hides from voters, apparently unwilling to defend the Granholm-Cherry administration's record to a crowd of growing skeptics.

    < Live from Mackinac Island | Does Cherry support Dem move to drive Auto Show OUT of MI? Never mind, he's not taking questions >

    Share This: Digg! StumbleUpon del.icio.us reddit reddit

    Display: Sort:
    I'm still looking forward... (none / 0) (#1)
    by KG One on Thu May 28, 2009 at 06:31:18 AM EST
    ...to see Pete Hoekstra stomp a mudhole in John Cherry.

    If I were a Dem (and I'm not) (none / 0) (#5)
    by thejmfc on Fri May 29, 2009 at 04:03:10 AM EST
    I'd be feeling pretty queasy about the prospect of a Cherry candidacy.  

    First he has ties to Granholm - a virtual "failure" sign chained around his neck.  Then his rather odd campaign slogan, "A whole lot of people supporting John Cherry for Governor", which seems somewhat ironic at this point, considering recent poll results.  Well, I guess a "whole lot of people" is relative, but I digress.  And now he's skipping a public forum which includes every other serious candidate, and an oddball or two.  This while he seems to be battling a lack of name-recognition.  

    I hope he doesn't fall apart too soon however.  I'm not sure I want to see Stabenow run.  Without the Granholm baggage that Cherry carries, she might be formidable.

    Display: Sort:


    Make a new account

    Tweet along with RightMichigan by
    following us on Twitter HERE!
    create account | faq | search