Oct 5, 2010
Political consultants say Steele campaign is a waste of GOP assets
Rob Steele has no change at unseat the Dean of the U.S. House - U.S. Rep. John Dingell, D-Dearborn – for the 15th District Congressional seat, according to political consultants Joe DiSano and Joe Munem.
The two – one Republican and one Democrat - operate the firm Main Street Strategies, and they have a long list of successful clients who win elections. They also record a weekly political podcast called “Two Guys Named Joe,” and on the Oct. 1 edition they put the race in proper perspective.
“This is just bored reporters with nothing else to do taking an internal poll and running wild with it,” they said. “It’s absurd.”
They said with the make up of the 15th District - even though it was gerrymandered by Republicans to pit former Democratic Congressman Lynn Rivers against Dingell – Steele has no chance of winning even in a great Republican year. They said you do not catch Dingell sleeping.
“This is a guy who is back home in the district, all over the district every weekend,” they said. “He (Dingell) doesn’t take weekends off, he doesn’t hide in Mclean,Va. away from voters in Michigan’s 15th House District; he’s out there, in Monroe, he’s in Ann Arbor, he’s in Western Wayne. The voters know who this guy is; the voters are comfortable with this guy.”
They said the race was a waste of Republican resources, and Republicans should be spending money on races where the results are not pre-determined like this one.
“Every dollar you spend on Michael (sic) Steele or Michael Steel raises is a dollar less that is not going to Rocky Raczkowski, Dr. Benishek or Tim Walberg,” they said.
They said Republicans can’t let their personal dislike for Dingell interfere with the fact Steele has no chance of winning.
“You know what John Dingell is thinking: spend it,” they said. “Bring it on; come at me, spend it; my shoulders are broad enough to take it.”