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blue_onyx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-06-10 12:26 PM
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24. Yes they lost...
in part because the top of ticket was dragging down Democratic support. If Bernero had inspired more Democrats to show up to the polls, Benson and Leyton would've done better too. One of Brewer's mistakes was not shifting money from Bernero to Benson. In early October, it was clear Snyder would win and the MDP should have focused on races that were more winnable. If Benson had a little more money and had been on the air a week or so sooner, she probably would've won.

There were numerous people mentioned as possibilities that would have been stronger: Dan Kildee, John Cherry, Dennis Archer, Jim Blanchard, and Debbie Stabenow. Hell...even Gov, Granholm would've done better if she weren't term-limited. Bernero did about the same as Geoffrey Fieger (who got 38%) which shows how weak of a candidate he was.
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  -Mark Brewer needs to go.. butterfly77  Nov-03-10 01:29 PM   #0 
  - Amen to that  SharonRB   Nov-03-10 03:34 PM   #1 
  - Woo, I feel better now that I know I am not alone.  maddogesq   Nov-03-10 04:20 PM   #3 
  - I just found out about ...  butterfly77   Nov-03-10 05:07 PM   #5 
  - Agree 100%  1gobluedem   Nov-03-10 03:40 PM   #2 
  - I don't know yet ...  butterfly77   Nov-03-10 05:01 PM   #4 
  - Absolutely!!!!!  GigiMommy   Nov-03-10 09:16 PM   #6 
  - I think it's time for someone new  blue_onyx   Nov-03-10 10:24 PM   #7 
  - I've been saying we need to clean up after the primary fiasco in '08.  dmr   Nov-04-10 05:42 AM   #8 
  - Sorry but 08 was Jen's doing.  JNelson6563   Nov-04-10 08:31 AM   #9 
     - Brewer had to go out there and SELL it for her (and Levin).  PassingFair   Nov-04-10 11:43 AM   #12 
     - I do..  butterfly77   Nov-05-10 08:53 AM   #17 
     - Nope  blue_onyx   Nov-04-10 12:19 PM   #13 
     - Didn't know this. I had just returned home to Michigan  dmr   Nov-04-10 06:48 PM   #15 
     - Engler had so many things  butterfly77   Nov-05-10 08:50 AM   #16 
  - Who do you have in mind?  JNelson6563   Nov-04-10 08:32 AM   #10 
  - Today's Free Press.  maddogesq   Nov-04-10 10:19 AM   #11 
  - Yes, Dems stayed home  blue_onyx   Nov-04-10 12:24 PM   #14 
  - What I see in the Democratic party as a whole is..  butterfly77   Nov-05-10 08:59 AM   #18 
  - The press pushed Snyder all along  cyclezealot   Nov-09-10 03:15 AM   #28 
     - Of course...  blue_onyx   Nov-09-10 12:31 PM   #29 
        - Politicians are constantly being re-made.  cyclezealot   Nov-09-10 03:24 PM   #30 
           - No  blue_onyx   Nov-09-10 05:07 PM   #31 
           - Hell,no!  butterfly77   Dec-25-10 09:09 PM   #34 
  - Everything being revealed..  butterfly77   Nov-09-10 08:25 PM   #32 
  - Mark Brewer is an embarrassment to Michigan!!!!  mstinamotorcity   Nov-05-10 09:20 AM   #19 
     - Exactly...  butterfly77   Nov-05-10 10:03 AM   #20 
     - "Today's Voter" despised Andy Dillon.  PassingFair   Nov-06-10 07:36 AM   #21 
        - I disagree  blue_onyx   Nov-06-10 10:43 AM   #22 
           - Are you going to over look the fact that Leyton and Benson lost too?  PassingFair   Nov-06-10 10:57 AM   #23 
              - Yes they lost...  blue_onyx   Nov-06-10 12:26 PM   #24 
                 - Debbie Stabenow was a "possibility"?  PassingFair   Nov-06-10 12:31 PM   #25 
                    - She was mentioned  blue_onyx   Nov-06-10 01:01 PM   #26 
                    - Detroiters detested  mstinamotorcity   Nov-08-10 05:29 PM   #27 
                       - My brother lives in and follows Detroit politics pretty closely. He has always said...  PassingFair   Nov-10-10 12:28 PM   #33 
                    - What's with Stabenow and ..  butterfly77   Dec-25-10 09:11 PM   #35 

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