Wonder what you would find if you frisked Michigan after 4 more years of Democratic control?
Answer: Yikes… Let’s not find out!
It’s good to see that the GOP of Michigan has released a political advertisement highlighting some of the huge problems that have occurred under Governor Jennifer Granholm and Lieutenant Governor John Cherry’s watch. Beyond the talking points displayed in the advertisement, I don’t think it’s very effective. Sorry GOP of Michigan, but it doesn’t pop out or capture the attention of the viewer. Perhaps some narration or better use of the photos in the background would of made it a little better. Since the gubernatorial election isn’t until fall 2010, I’m going to assume that this advertisement isn’t even going to be shown on television. Therefore, if this is an attempt at creating a viral advertisement meant for viewers to send to their friends over the internet, blogs, and email… I don’t think they hit their target.
In better news:
A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely Michigan voters finds Cherry, the top Democrat in the race, trailing two of his potential GOP rivals by double digits and a third by five points.
Congressman Peter Hoekstra is the strongest Republican hopeful at this juncture, beating Cherry by 14 points – 46% to 32%. Six percent (6%) prefer another candidate, and 16% are undecided.
In a match-up with Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard, Cherry is the loser 42% to 32%. Again, six percent (6%) like someone else in the race. Undecideds rise to 20%.
The race is slightly closer when the lieutenant governor is pitted against state Attorney General Mike Cox. In that match-up, Cox wins 39% to 34%. Nine percent (9%) favor some other candidate, and 17% are not sure whom they’ll vote for.
Although the poll numbers are looking good, the excitement for a conservative victory in 2010 for Michigan isn’t on the same scale as the national level. Therefore, the Republican candidates must keep up the good work and look for new ways to gain more momentum, because there’s still a LONG way to go.