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Tag: Bill Cooper
By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
And no, I'm not talking about Randy Richardville, though I agree that he needs to go, too. Nope, I'm referring to a different scoundrel here.
Last Sunday, on the Dump Saul Anuzis facebook page, I wrote:
"While all of this various and sundry political talk is very fascinating, let's please keep our primary objective in mind . . . that of dumping Saul Anuzis as Michigan's RNC National Committeeman. We do need to start recruiting a potential challenger, and develop a delegate strategy (using the 2010 pool) to accumulate the votes necessary to dump him."
The conversation threads, both on the page and in the group, were starting to get a tad afield of the original purpose, which is to focus the efforts to replace Saulius Anuzis as Michigan's Republican National Committeeman. Best to stay focused here, as we only have about seven weeks left to work with. Grab a pot of coffee, and let's go below the fold.
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By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
You'd think that someone would have covered it. In the Grand Rapids area, channel 3, channel 13, the Grand Rapids Press, and the Associated Press mentioned it in passing. Channel 17 mentioned the event that precipitated it and much of what followed it (although they did give it some coverage on the video). Channel 8 was the only one to cover it in any detail. Oddly enough, even Michigan Liberal at least gave it a spot. And the really goofy thing is that in perusing the statewide media coverage of the 2010 Michigan Republican Convention this past weekend, the two Detroit papers provide the most accurate account of what happened as a whole at the convention . . . but only if you know how to combine the facts and weed out the inaccuracies. Even then, both the Freep and the detNews didn't quite get the key point of what happened.
So I suppose that, as usual, the conservative blogger-journalists have to step up to the plate and correct the record. And in this case, I can provide a rather unique perspective.
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He could have won. Brian Calley was the selected Lt. Governor pick by Rick Snyder. A late nomination by Republicans from the West Michigan Tea Party groups was both surprising and warmly welcomed by about half of those present.
I have absolutely NOTHING against Brian Calley, and know even less about Bill Cooper. But one thing was clear, Cooper could have won this. The video preceding this withdrawal makes it pretty clear. This may seem strange, given my harsh criticisms of the past, but I have come to like Mr. Snyder. Behind the scenes, while the MI GOP leadership was trying to avoid it, he supported Cooper's ability to have a fair vote. He apparently had no objection to it.
This video demonstrates a unique character. Something I have seen a few times recently, even while seeing its alternate. A man CAN put the movement of ideas through a unifying motion and sacrifice his own goals. It is likely this will not be the last we see of Mr. Cooper, as he has shown his ability to look at the bigger picture.
The Hat is off sir.
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