In this upcoming election it will be We The People who will choose and elect their next representative. The RNC, the GOP ought to stay out of the way. I mentioned this before that here in my own county the party thinks they determine who the next representative will be, pour out endorsements and money on candidates that the general public don't agree on. The same goes for the media, they always think they are the most qualified to pick a candidate, republican or democrat, it really doesn't matter. They, too, should stay out of the way. This is just more of the same old, same old that we are trying to get away from.
The same is happening in northern Michigan. Before Stupak even announced his retirement, the media, cable TV, and the RNC already declared him as the number one candidate to run against him. What do we even know about the guy other than that he is a doc, has good moral values and is very conservative. Is he? Has he been vetted? He won't even respond to the invite to be vetted. Who will toughen him up to stand against the democratic machine during a campaign. He sounds like a political "lightweight" who won't stand the scrutiny of voters who are on a massive roll to make some BIG changes in August and November!! Does the media know that the folks in northern Michigan don't even want this guy. There are other options. There is Linda Goldthorpe http://www.lindaforcongress/ and Mr. Stillings http://www.stillingsforcongress/ These two are being vetted by Icaucus http://www.icaucus.org/ and no one even mentions them. They are qualified candidates, please don't ignore them and take a look at them, too. Today I heard of another potential candidate, qualified good guy, but I can't release the name yet.
I've been battling with myself if I should print the following material that was sent to me. No, I'll hold off. I just say this, the big powers in the party are funneling money to Benishek and pulling his strings like a puppet, and that is a big problem. They haven't gotten the message that they are not invited to do so. Perhaps if more and more people stop sending money to the party and only give to the candidates, like we have been doing, maybe they will get the message eventually.