I’m going to keep this one a little short today.
Part of it because I’ve had a very long weekend. Part of it because I’m still going over the actual returns.
I’ll only be going over just a few of the races at this point. Others I’ll go into after I’ve had a chance to read up more on the outcomes.
Let me start off by saying that there are some races that I’m glad at how they turned out and some that I’m obviously very disappointed at the outcome.
I was glad to see that John James beat out Sandy Pensler Tuesday Night. I felt that Pensler’s going negative as early as he had turned what should’ve been a clean & well-fought out race into something was incredibly stupid in very short order.
I’d honest expected Sen. Colbeck to do significantly better than he did last night.
After talking to some friends whom I thought I swung over, I kept hearing a disparaging commonality regarding their vote: Pres. Trump’s endorsement . I found this odd how it swayed their vote this late in the process (despite having misspelled his name in the same and later getting blown off in Washington earlier this year from someone who couldn’t bother to stick around for a few minutes).
The final numbers are still a little fuzzy due to “software glitches” of the voting totals in Wayne County.
But based on what numbers that are available, specifically the numbers of how Team “d” did, I’m not very optimistic on one Bill Schuette’s chances in the General.
Watching coverage from the other side, I heard a common theme from their side as well: pragmatism.
Oh sure, they love the Santa Claus platform being peddled around by El-Sayed and Thanedar. Who doesn’t like “free stuff” when government stiffs somebody else with the bill.
But in the end, Team “d” wanting “free stuff” wasn‘t enough to get their vote. They were more focused on making certain that their upset in 2016 didn’t happen again., which gave us Gretchen Whitmer’s win.
I see that as a major problem.
Team “d” will say what they want and do what they want so long as they can win in the end.
Conservatives (and those who mostly follow the Conservative Philosophy), not so much.
I don’t see a lot of Calley, Hines or even Colbeck supporters very enthusiastically supporting Schuette.
I do see a lot of El-Sayed & Thanedar supporters throw their “convictions” out the window and voting for Whitmer.
When, not if, that happens, it shouldn’t be necessary to tell Team “r” to put their affairs in order before January 2019.
Good luck eliminating the income tax (to say nothing about reducing it). Expanding state entitlements cost money, you know.
Speaking of state entitlements, good luck eliminating Snydercaid. This is something that she is touting in her campaign. As a matter of fact, don’t be very surprised when she expands it (and removes the poison pill contained within it).
Good luck addressing 2A.
And good luck reducing the size and scope of state government.
Not going to happen.
That woman soon to occupy the office in the Romney Building simply won’t allow it.
Maybe even for the next eight years.
Take this for what you will.