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Denninmi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-07-10 11:01 AM
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I consider myself a loyal Democrat. I voted for Rick Snyder.
Well, I held my nose and voted in the Republican primary only because I was pretty confident Virg would win, and there wasn't much local action on my ballot. Ew, ew, ew!

I wanted, more than anything, to see that piece of garbage Cox go down to defeat.

And, it felt sooooo good to see.

Plus, I figured if Right To Life of Michigan was paying for ads to trash Snyder, he couldn't be the worst possible choice of the lot.

Now, it's time to get out there and get Virg elected Gov!
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GreenEyedLefty Donating Member (708 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-08-10 03:20 PM
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1. I was also glad to see Cox get trounced
but I voted Dem anyway. My daughter was on the ballot (running for precinct delegate) and I couldn't not vote for her. :)
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BeatleBoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-08-10 09:40 PM
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2. Wall Street Can Kiss My Ass

I always vote main street.





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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-09-10 03:36 PM
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3. Thanks for helping the opponent with the most money to spend win.
I worry that other Snyder voters will be susceptible the blandishments of the Snyder campaign and
to the negative ads against Virg that are sure to come.
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blue_onyx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-10-10 09:47 AM
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4. DeVos had tons of money too
Money can't completely make up for a lame candidate who has nothing to say except "cut taxes." The negative ads that will come out against Snyder will do more damage than any negative ads that will be directed at Bernero.
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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-10-10 04:00 PM
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5. I hope so.
Edited on Tue Aug-10-10 04:01 PM by PassingFair
DeVos was a right-wing ideologue.
Snyder is the "cool nerd" that
wants and (obviously) does, appeal
to more centrist voters.
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mctpp Donating Member (9 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-10 11:40 PM
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6. What???
Why would you do that? You saw what happened Virg lost...
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-10 11:51 PM
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7. Honestly, I think almost any Republican would've won in this environment.
I mean, Snyder won by 18, but even Cox or Hoekstra (much more conservative!) would have won by several points too.

And Cox and Hoekstra are even more right-wing than Snyder.
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-10 03:14 PM
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8. Exactly.
There were Dems who voted for Snyder who would never have voted for Cox or Hoekstra. I think winding up with Snyder as the R candidate hurt Virg. Of course, if getting a Republican was inevitable, I'd rather it was Snyder than either of the others.
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Denninmi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-10 01:21 PM
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9. I'm the OP
I have very mixed emotions about this. Relief that a far right wingnut wasn't elected, and also the feeling that perhaps we could have done better against someone more extreme and with less $$$ and less popular appeal. Guilt sums it up best.

It's hard to know what the right thing is at times. Life is a gamble far too often.

Honestly, I don't think anyone short of a "superstar" of the caliber of Bill Clinton could have been elected Gov. of Michigan this year as a Democrat, and I don't know who in the state that would have been.

Bad year all around, and all we can do is work to make the future better.
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-21-10 02:13 PM
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10. My wife and I did the same in the primary, we didn't want Hoekstra the life long politician
to win the nomination.
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