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    Tag: Debates

    Stabenow Agrees To Two Debates

    By JenKuznicki, Section News
    Posted on Sun Sep 02, 2012 at 11:48:27 AM EST
    Tags: Stabenow, Hoekstra, debates (all tags)

    Michigan Radio reports that United States Senator Debbie Stabenow agreed to two debates between her and Pete Hoekstra.

    Originally, Hoekstra asked for six debates, which was roundly criticized by members of both sides.  Counting to six is difficult for Stabenow, not to mention the grueling work six hours of debate would wreak havoc on her difficult schedule. It was thought to be supremely mean to Stabenow, who, as everyone knows is body behind a grin.

    Now we can look forward to hearing the grin talk about how wonderful the government is to help the farmers of Michigan, with a farm bill designed to help big agriculture and keep the small Michigan farmers struggling just enough to make ends meet.

    (1 comment, 226 words in story) Full Story

    Bernero Stumps For Snyder

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Tue Sep 14, 2010 at 09:51:18 PM EST
    Tags: Virg Bernero, Gubernatorial Race, Michigan, Democrats, Republicans, Rick Snyder, Debates (all tags)

    Because of formatting I had to leave the complete article over at MTTM

    But it seems there was more to the story than what the MSM is telling us when Virg Bernero "crashed" Rick Snyder's town hall event.  VERY revealing!!

    (5 comments) Comments >>

    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    A Civil Affair

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Mon Sep 13, 2010 at 07:47:46 AM EST
    Tags: Virg Bernero, Gubernatorial Race, Michigan, Democrats, Republicans, Rick Snyder, Debates (all tags)

    A debate is certainly something that would be interesting, were it to happen between the Republican Gubernatorial Choice, and the Democrat Virg Bernero.  The colorful Bernero would undoubtedly get a few news making audio clips, and to be sure this blog would have some fun with them as well.  Perhaps even with a dual edged perspective.

    But it appears it won't happen.  At least not anytime soon.  And Bernero is not afraid of a little name calling:

    Michigan gubernatorial candidate Virg Bernero went on the attack against his Republican opponent on Sunday in Ann Arbor, calling Rick Snyder a "wimp" for backing out of debates.

    "You know, he's refused to debate," Bernero told a crowd of about 100 people gathered inside the Michigan Union. "Apparently not only is he a nerd, but a wimp."

    Ouch.. that hurts!  Not.

    In front of a friendly crowd, he might be encouraged, even expected to ad hominem a bit.  Certainly the respect level from such a crowd will be greater when the vitriol level goes up.  Those people feed on poison.  Ask GWB for the last 8 years.

    Some politicos, with Bernero as no exception do not understand that the ugly should be left in the realm of the blogs however.  Even I have taken a swipe of two (or three)at Snyder, but unless he has some secret polling that completely redefines his "angry base" from what is publicly known, he (Bernero) will not get any traction that way.

    More.. Below

    (9 comments, 502 words in story) Full Story

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