After previous “bickering” on whether to have a debate or not for the race of Michigan Governor, two candidates are still under the wrong impression – how to ‘revive’ Michigan. Candidates Democrat Virg Benero and Republican Rick Snyder shared the spotlight during a town hall meeting at Hawthorne Valley Country Club in Westland, MI at what I will call an ‘impromptu’ debate. The impromptu debate wasn’t much of a debate, but a small crowd of nearly 100 [country club members], and the candidates answering questions; being deemed as ‘impromptu’ after Benero showed up at the already scheduled “meeting”. The candidates were anything but hostile as they shared their views and opinions … and, promises. But this impromptu debate is not to be considered as a formal debate, and a scheduled, formal debate is yet to be determined between the two candidates.
Michigan residents, mainly myself, are not interested in how well a candidate answers a given question. The correct answer may not even simplify things for the average Michigander; we need proof that what is being ‘sold’ to us, is actually an item worth our ‘purchase’. The reason I am sharing the example in monetary form, is because the money is the main issue behind what Michigan needs.
Residents following the race for Michigan Governor have heard of many promises made by the candidates, of ‘Reviving Michigan’s economy’: better jobs … more jobs, budget plans, and more. I say, “Phewy!” to all of that, and more. Especially, if the candidate making these “promises” is spending millions of dollars on his campaign. Now, what does this say for this man? You don’t have to answer, I’ll tell you what it says: It says, if this man has millions to spend on a campaign, why not take, and use that money to “revive” Michigan!
It burns me to see people in positions, asking for some form of help, when they can ultimately “help” themselves. I call that selfishness. Perhaps, that is what makes a good politician in [some] people’s eyes. This could very well be the mentality of the two candidates running for Michigan Governor – selfishness. Each one is stating the others ‘selfishness’ will hurt the economy, the residents of Michigan. But in true essence, the selfishness of each candidate is revealed, leaving residents with little to no choice of electing an UN-selfish leader of our state.
Apparently, each candidate toyed around the issue of a debate. Accusing one another of faulty reasons of declining the issue. It was reported that Snyder was a “no show” for two of three Michigan Republican Party sponsored debates, scheduled this past spring and summer. But, what does this say about Snyder’s agreement to a civilized debate? … a lot! It shows the people of Michigan a person who will be a “no show”, perhaps at the most needed time. And, who wants a leader like that? Not I! If it was left up to me, Snyder would not have a vote to lean on: he’s has millions to spend, and has no concern for standing up for the people of Michigan. To me, a registered voter in the state of Michigan, Snyder is selfish, and selfishness has never helped anything.