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  •  McCotter is defined by specious rhetoric (1+ / 0-)
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    myrealname

    Listening to his style rather than content might have swayed a few Republican voters into believing that he knows what he's talking about. This isn't unlike the way that Cheney comes across. His crap is full of statements that come across like absolute certainties.

    But McCotter is a hard right war-mongering con artist. All you need to do is listen to his words rather than his style of speaking.

    Mittens said that he liked Cheney's style and his brilliant, in-depth insight and wisdom, didn't he? This speaks more about Mittens' gullibility than anything. What a plastic empty-suit moran!

    Thus, McCotter is the perfect guy for Mittens' VP pick.

    McCotter might still end up on the ticket. He's a winger. Bribe the SoS and everything will be just fine. If that doesn't work, he could just hire the soon-to-retire election fraud Queen Kathy Nicklaus of Waukesha County, Wisconsin. She'll magically come up with the required signatures hidden in a folder somewhere.

    So what if she's not in Michigan. They're close enough for election fraudsters.

    Failing to qualify for a PRIMARY? What an idiot. He earned this failure all by himself.

    Dr. Taj needs to win this one big time.  

    "All people are born alike - except Republicans and Democrats" - Groucho Marx

    by GrumpyOldGeek on Sat May 26, 2012 at 03:40:42 PM PDT

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    •  I overheard a conversation (2+ / 0-)
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      between some Wayne county bigwigs today - they say it's quite possible that the election board will allow McCotter on the ticket.  That would be too bad.  Taj does not seem to generate much excitement.  We've had better candidates running against McCotter in the past.

      •  Board of Canvassers (6+ / 0-)

        The state Board of Canvassers would decide this, and there is no way the two Dems on the board of four would approve this if he doesn't have enough valid signatures, so I'm not sure what you're hearing.  

        The Republican SoS is the one that confirmed that her office's face count yielded less than the 1,000 votes needed, and there is a general view among all parties at the moment that it must have been considerable less than 1,000 for them to announce it like they did and when they did.  If he was off by a handful of votes, Ruth Johnson's office would have worded their release differently.

        It sounds like for all the shenanigans of the courts as of late, even they won't be able to save him is he's well short of the measely 1,000 votes.

        •  I don't know how (1+ / 0-)
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          possible it would be, but the people involved in the discussion
          are far more connected and knowlegeable than I am.  It was a casual conversation, not official in any sense.

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