Finley’s brand of centrist Hopium is wearing off as it appears that pragmatism now sucks.
Snyder’s response is a somnambulist commercial in which he comes across as dull as a valiumed-up dental patient with a message eerily reminiscent of Granholm’s infamous “in five years, you’ll be blown away” pledge.
Michigan hardly ever unseats an incumbent governor, particularly when the economy is on the upswing. If there were a 2010-style Republican wave cresting, Snyder would be up 10 points in this race.
Except now Snyder has his apolitical record of screwing over everyone to accomplish his amoral big government agenda, which ain’t a helluva lot different from the DNC/MDP apparatchik.
Tough lessons for those who followed a corporate snake who built the bulk of his personal wealth by means of taxpayer subsidy at the MEDC, however, if one plays in the middle of the road, sooner or later they’re gonna get crushed. Nobody likes those that pretend they’re everything while standing for nothing.
I’m staying my course with a vote for Ruth Johnson. To hell with the rest of ’em.
Yeah, and that 2010 wave cresting that Finley mewls about was in large part Conservatives (Tea Party) who Snyder and his sycophants (MIaGOP, Finley, Frank Beckmann, Daniel Howes, Brooksie) have done everything they can to drive away.
At this point in the general campaign, four years ago, the RealClearPolitics tracking average had Snyder holding a 17.6% lead over Bernero. Today, the RCP average has Snyder up by a mere 0.7% over Schauer, and The Rothenberg Political Report has this race listed as "toss up / tilt republican." And Schauer is, arguably, a weaker candidate than Bernero (primarily because Schauer has limited executive experience, if he has any at all).
Gee, one does wonder if there was any indicator that this level of dissatisfaction with the GoverNerd might come back to bite the party in the shorts (say, maybe a month before Mackinac 2013).
You're right, KRH. Allow me to assert that once again:
All done by a crony capitalist Republican - without a kiss.
See that? They only give a shit about themselves because they think in their elected positions that they can manage our daily life's better than we can.
F**k 'em both.