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Tag: Glenn Wilson
We have reported on the mailers sent out and the Michigan Democrat Party taking advantage of the independent candidate Glenn Wilson's position as spoiler in the MI CD1 race. In a somewhat interesting twist.. Independent spoiler candidate Glenn Wilson thanks the Democrats for spending PAC money on his behalf. The Wilson Campaign released this:
"The Glenn Wilson campaign would like to thank the Michigan Democratic Party for sending out the mailer regarding Wilson's stance on irresponsible government Spending."
Some things just write themselves..
From the same campaign that has elements giving grief to Dr. Dan Benishek for accepting Republican money (he IS the Republican candidate.. go figure) we find the Wilson campaign eagerly lapping up the spilled milk of the Michigan Donkeys in a last minute attempt to remain relevant. The Democrat attempt to split the vote's cost? Estimated to be about $30,000.00 according to the Wilson Camp.
Consider it a gift.
But the Irony isn't lost on this writer..
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With one week to go one has to ask, why? Why is a money bomb needed now?
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By JGillman, Section News
Glenn Wilson just cost me another $25. Money I really didn't expect to have to spend.
Not that I didn't want to support Benishek, or think he was not worth the $25 contribution. No.. Rather I didn't expect he would HAVE to spend a great amount of capital to win a race that should be so eminently winnable given the way in which Bart Stupak handled his affairs. The spending levels shouldn't HAVE to be so high, as the corrective juggernaut which is fueled by a responsible government sentiment is just now fully underway.
I must give full credit to Jason Allen for his understanding the consequence of fighting among ourselves, and what copuld be viewed as self destructing because of a stroked ego. He took the high road. He understood oh-so-well, how its possible to wreck all that you stand for by allowing a personal, but misplaced sense of self to override a bit of common sense. How splitting hairs over 'perfect' stands on some issues before a congressional candidate, might be used only to split votes in an election.
And maybe lose a few gains that were made in the process.
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I really hate to have to go here..
As many of you might have noticed I have not really made a mention of Glenn Wilson when covering Benishek, McDowell, and the fight to take the CD1 seat back from the lefties. My 'omission' Stemming from the realization that any more attention to the man who might siphon votes from Dan Benishek, might fuel Wilson's efforts, and guarantee the end that still might happen; a McDowell win.
Funny, how it's something that I may well have railed about in years past watching debates that did not include 3rd party candidates.
What is not funny, is the reality that Glenn Wilson is not Stupid. Nor are many of his followers. Yet they continue onward in a path that leads them to more of what they might claim to oppose. Any gains by team Wilson mean losses for Benishek. They speak to the same issues, and let there be no doubt McDowell, and the lying Michigan Democrats will take advantage of that. A Donkey could well hold the CD1 seat because of Wilson.
But speaking to the same folks, and being the same.. have very different meanings.
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By JGillman, Section News
There is no question that motivated conservatives, traditionalists, (whatever you want to call them) etc., who associate themselves with the still growing tea party movement, have made a difference. Long time Democrats and Republicans both have been uprooted and thrown aside this election cycle, due to a seeming inability to control spending and abide by constitutional principle.
Tuesday marked an incredible testament to this fact with an Northern surprise. And it also gave a glimmer of where non party weaknesses may lay.
The (at this point) win by Alaskan Joe Miller in a squeaker over a sitting US Senator in the Republican primary, would in prior years, be the unthinkable. In fact, even this year, it was considered merely a remote possibility, yet it happened with the help of Palin's blessing and the tea party types. Alternately, some will point to the Arizona US Senate race race as a repudiation of the tea party contingent in THAT state.
But hold the phone. Palin also endorsed the winner in AZ.
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By jenkuz, Section News
~ Promoted by JGillman because I will be discussing this later as well ~
In the aftermath of the very close MI01 Republican primary, won by Dan Benishek of Crystal Falls by 15 votes, several things have transpired that has tested the friendships and trust of tea party members and patriots, and the movement itself.
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