The Cit Pat has been featuring the candidates and doing a good job with rather lengthy features. It has been interesting, but there are certain facts we just can't get past.
Pete Hoekstra has the same qualifications as Barak Obama, he's just been at it longer and of course, Fox News has given him millions of dollars in unearned contributions because of his committee work. The corker is that he admires, albeit doesn't agree with politically, Bill Clinton, the perjurer.
Dr. Tom George is one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet and is highly qualified, but we need to face the fact that he still doesn't have the name recognition or the money to get the job done. Maybe next time.
Mike Cox's baggage is already being brought up by the Swift Boat people and you can bet Mark Brewer will crucify him in his usual ham fisted fashion no matter the truth of the claims.
Rick Snyder is an okay guy, but since his only strength is a narrow type of business experience and his disrespect for government, even though if elected he would be forced to work within its parameters, would make the job more difficult not only for him, but for all of us citizens as well. All of the candidates are pro life, but there appears to be a hiccup with Rick and his position on embryonic stem cell research.
In my opinion the only man left standing is Mike Bouchard. He has managerial experience, legislative experience, ethics in abundance and the kind of vision and self discipline and motivation necessary to get the job done. When other law enforcement units from around the country volunteered to go and help out in New York after 9/11 they were told it was unnecessary. When Sheriff Bouchard saw what was needed he gathered his top people into a self-contained unit so they wouldn't be a burden and took food and sleeping arrangements and went to work wherever they were needed. That's the kind of leadership we need. He also had the foresight to choose a Lt. Gov. who can hit the ground running as well with her superior knowledge of the structure of the Constitution and government.
We can only hope that the voters in Michigan will look at the candidates and make the best decision for all of us.