Tuesday, June 01, 2010

None of the Above

I think about the issues facing this state, and then I look at this list of candidates, and I can't help but think...

We. Are. So. Screwed.

62 days until the primary, and neither party has a clear consensus, which probably means a lot of butts need to be kissed up at Mackinac this week. Get to work, people. Free drinks for everyone!

For the Blue Team:

On the Democratic side, (Virg) Bernero leads House Speaker Andy Dillon of Redford Township 26 percent to 23 percent with 51 percent undecided.

Problem with the Dems is still lack of name recognition. With zip for advertising, no campaign swag on the streets, and a state media that seems to have already predetermined that the Republicans are going to win - no one knows who these guys are.

Both contenders are basically blank slates with 67% of voters having no opinion about Dillon and 73% saying the same when it comes to Bernero.

That should change with time. It had better.

For the Red Team, it's also neck and neck:

Public Policy Polling of Raleigh reports Snyder leads U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra of Holland in the GOP contest 20 percent to 19 percent with Attorney General Mike Cox at 17 percent, Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard at 15 percent, state Sen. Tom George at 9 percent and 20 percent still undecided.

Among Repubs only though, it's Hoekstra, followed by Cox and then Synder. With such a small sample, the margin of error is up in the 5's - so it's all really too close to call.

Sorry folks, I'm not seeing any Supreme Court short-listers in this crowd, and no one makes that cut for funsies. Question now is: Can I ever forgive the Democrats for wasting their majority and wimping out over these past two years?

Just being honest here.

Hoping that after the primary I'll feel differently, but right now, I got nothin'.