Aug 13, 2008

Long shot U.S. Senate challenger begs for free publicity


State Rep. Jack Hoogendyk, R-Kalamazoo, says he wants four debates in his long-shot attempt to unseat popular and respected Democratic U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, according to subscription only MIRS.

Apparently, the only official invitation has come from Grand Rapids public television station WGVU, which has invited both Levin and Hoogendyk to take part in a 60-minute televised town hall debate that would be broadcast on PBS stations across the state. Now, as much as I would love to see Levin wipe the floor with the conservative Republican, the question is why would Levin give an unknown like Hoogendyk the free publicity?

In the latest poll, Levin, the chair of the powerful Armed Service Committee, has a 26 point lead over Hoogendyk. You have to wonder what state GOP chair Saul Anuzis promised Hoogendyk in exchange for being the sacrificial lamb.

Hoogendyk was briefly a Republican candidate for governor in 2006 before perennial GOP nominee Dick DeVos and his money ran the rest of the Republicans out of the race.

Levin is highly respected, and he has even been mentioned as a possible Vice-Presidential candidate. Jonathan Cohn of the New Republic, and an Ann Arbor resident, makes a pretty good case for Barack Obama choosing Levin for the ticket. But the only problem with that is who would run for the Senate seat? Democrats are trying to get enough Democrats in the Senate so they can actually accomplish something over GOP obstructionists.

8 comments:

Brett said...

Dick DeVos is a perennial candidate? Don't you have to run more than once to be a perennial candidate?

More BS from this site.

Brett
conservativelifestyle.blogspot.com

Brett said...

Levin is considered a VP candidate? First I've heard of it.

More bs from this site.


Brett
conservativelifestyle.blogspot.com

Communications guru said...

I provided a link to the blog entry where Sen. Levin is mentioned as a candidate. It was probably more of a column saying, “hey, wouldn’t this be a great idea,” but it’s no different that the talking heads speculating on who the pick will be.

DeVos will be the candidate in 2010 if he wants to be; in the Grand Oil Party, money talks.

Brett said...

So perennial means because you think he will run a second time. Thank you for clearing that up. I'm so used to the way normal people speak...you know, using the English language, telling the truth...that it's difficult to get used to your extremely liberal lexicon.

Brett

Brett said...

Senator Carl Lenin for President? Unbelievable. He's what? About 85 years old? Last time I saw him, he was confined to a wheelchair. It's interesting that the guy from Ann Arbor brings up ethnicity. It just proves over and over that the racism is on the left and that through all of their talking over the years, they have not started looking at people as American, but as Jewish American or African American.

Barack Hussein Obama is making a fool of himself over Georgia. It doesn't matter what ethnicity or gender his VP choice will be. People are beginning to see that Obama is nothing more than an empty shirt.

Brett

Communications guru said...

Perhaps you may be right about Sen. Levin. He’s 74. I had no idea he was that old. He doesn’t have senior moments nor is he confused as Grampy McSame, so I had no idea he was older. The fact is if Sen. Levin were chosen as vice-president the chances are almost nil he will ever be president after Sen. Obama wins in November. However, I am not as sure as I was before he should be on the ticket. To suggest Jonathan Cohn is a racist is ridiculous. Since when is pointing out ethnicity racist? In that case I would be a racist if I marched in the St. Patrick’s Day parade or went to the Mexican-American festival in Detroit.

Your position on Sen. Obama is based on nothing but your blind hatred of someone who dares disagree with you. It’s certainly not based on facts or events.

Yes, perennial. It speaks volumes that in 2002 when the seat was open, The Republicans had two candidates in the primary and the Democrats had three. In 2006 there was only one candidate from reach party; the incumbent and the perennial DeVos. If he decides to run in 2010 there will be one Republican in the primary, perennial Devos; and at least two Democrats.

Brett said...

Hatred from me? Review your own words. I've never used another name for Obama other than his own name. You've tried using all sorts of monikers for McCain.

I believe the hatred is on the left, not on the right.

As for race, Clinton used the race card in South Carolina. Obama tried using the race card a few weeks ago.

Obama has not said anything about what he'll do other than raise taxes. Which by the way is the typical liberal running for President every four years.

Brett
Conservativelifestyle.blogspot.com

Communications guru said...

Obama has not said anything about what he'll do other than raise taxes. Which by the way is the typical liberal running for President every four years.

Yes, hatred from you. President Clinton, I assume you are referring to President Clinton and not Sen. Clinton, never “used the race card in South Carolina.” What he said was meant to downplay Obama’s win in SC, and he was wrong. Obama has never played the race card.

Obama has said plenty on how he will improve the country and save the country from the failed Bush/McCain polices, and he has never said he will raise taxes.