Monday, April 26, 2010


The decision in front of you: Spend millions of dollars of your own money. Spend the six months running all over the state from dawn to dusk and beyond every day to kiss as many babies and butts as you could. Open your comfortable law practice to all sorts of scrutiny, press and otherwise. All for a job that pays a fraction of what you usually make, and will be a gigantic headache from day one.

OK... probably not. It's just fun to string the press along.

Fieger, the unsuccessful Democratic candidate for governor in 1998, said he’d have to sacrifice “a whole lot to run,” and said running for political office is a depressing prospect.

“I’ve been there, I’ve done. It’s not something I would wish on a lot of people,” Fieger said in a Free Press interview.

But wouldn't it be nice if we had a candidate out there saying things like this?

Fieger took a dig at Snyder as well, saying Snyder’s 10-point plan for Michigan is “childlike in its conception, my secretary could have written that plan.”

Or this?

Fieger said Republican proposals to cut taxes would be a “catastrophic event” for Michigan that would only benefit rich people.

None of that "I'd bridge the partisan gap" stuff here (and notice you never hear the Republicans worry about doing that). Fieger would tell it like it is, and that's so refreshing you could fall to your knees and cry. He went on to finish that statement with a very dark thought though - half-hoping that the Republicans would win this fall "so voters see what the Republicans would do."

That's not something to wish on anyone, either, Mr. Fieger. But I sure wish you were out there pointing out exactly what the Republicans would do, because so far I'm not hearing it from the other candidates in this race. That is not an encouragement to run; it's an encouragement for the others to start running... against the Republicans. Please.

Could be why none of them have caught on fire with the primary voters yet...