Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Cherry to Drop Out?

Rumors of fundraising and other problems with the campaign has been rampant, and now Skooby is reporting that the LG may drop from the race...
As if it weren't already interesting enough, the 2010 race for Michigan governor is about to get more interesting.

WWJ Lansing Bureau Chief Tim Skubick reports Lieutenant Governor John Cherry is about to drop out of the race for governor because there are many, including some Democrats, who say he can't win. An announcement from Cherry could come as early as Tuesday.


Skubick wrote on his blog Monday evening that "the buzz on the streets for weeks has been getting louder that the Lt. Governor was having difficulty raising money and he was battling the naysayers, many of whom reside in his own party, that he can not win in November even if he got the nomination."

His blog went on to say "the ironic element of this story is that there were many who felt Cherry would have been a good governor with his long legislative history, his ability to work both sides of the aisle and the mutual respect he earned from both R's and D's.

But his close linkage to the incumbent Gov. Jennifer Granholm was a hump he had to get over, but he steadfastly refused to toss his boss under the bus. He was too loyal to do that."

Loyalty is an admirable trait - but in the screwed up world of politics, it can be a liability. That's why I don't get involved with party business. Just too fickle for my tastes, and I can't change my beliefs at the drop of a hat like most in this business can.

Well. This would certainly change things, wouldn't it.