MI Morning Update

91 Days until Election Day

August 5, 2008


McCAIN IN MICHIGAN…John McCain will tour our Fermi II nuclear plant downriver and stress the need for domestic alternative power to make us less reliant on foreign crude.  We need to maximize domestic oil supplies, nuclear, wind, and solar power…to help put America back to work. 

McCAIN CHALLENGES OBAMA TO CALL BACK CONGRESS…and get to work on an energy policy NOW…instead of the 5 week paid vacation the Democrats just gave themselves while we pay at the pump.  Sign the petition to call back Congress now.

PAYING AROUND $4.00…is an outrage that the Democrats have to take responsibility for.  We have the technology, the supply, and capability to make America energy self-sufficient…let’s do it…NOW!

OBAMA’S ENERGY PLAN…inflate your tires!  Yup, we passed out tire gauges at the Obama rally in Lansing to highlight Obama’s meaningless energy program.  McCain has taken the position of leading on "all the above"…we need a comprehensive approach that provides for offshore domestic drilling, nuclear, wind, solar, and other alternative fuels to allow America to become energy self sufficient.

OBAMA…NOTHING NEW…MORE CHANGE…he’s changing so often, on so many positions I’ve stopped trying to keep track of them!  He sure is the candidate for change…on everything…depending on the audience.  Politics as usual.

CANTOR FOR VP…the latest, hot option for McCain’s VP slot is Virginia Congressman  Eric Cantor.  I’ve met with the Congressman several times; he is one of our rising stars within the GOP.  He’s conservative, young, Jewish, and a real leader on the national level.  McCain’s choices just seem to grow and get better all the time.  Cantor, Romney, Pawlenty, Palin, Fiorina, Crist, Huckabee, Sanford, Thune…awesome options!

BARACK OBAMA…THE ONE?!?…this is a video you have to see.  Again, in his own words…it should raise some "doubts" in your mind.

OBAMA…CELEBRITY…Another great video ad about Obama’s status as a "rock star"…President want to be.



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McCain to visit Monroe-area plant today

August 5, 2008

Sen. John McCain will make another trip to Michigan today, but he won’t be seen by the general public or most of the media.

The Republican presidential candidate will arrive in Michigan just after 1 p.m. and head to DTE Energy’s Fermi II nuclear power plant near Monroe. He’s scheduled to leave Michigan tonight on his way to West Virginia.

The McCain campaign is allowing only one local media outlet — the Monroe Evening News — into the event at Fermi. The Arizona senator has called for building more nuclear power plants in the United States to produce clean energy.

McCain revs up for the motorcycle vote

Glen Johnson / Associated Press

STURGIS, S.D . — Thousands of motorcyclists greeted Republican presidential candidate John McCain with an approving roar Monday as he sought blue-collar and heartland support by visiting a giant motorcycle rally.

"As you may know, not long ago a couple hundred thousand Berliners made a lot of noise for my opponent. I’ll take the roar of 50,000 Harleys any day," McCain said, referring to Democrat Barack Obama’s recent visit to the German capital.

Billed as the largest event of its kind in the world, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally has become something of an annual bikers’ Woodstock during the past 70 years. It features nine nights of entertainment, with bands including Def Leppard and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Michigan Voters Head To Polls For Primaries

POSTED: 12:36 pm EDT July 29, 2008
UPDATED: 5:53 pm EDT August 4, 2008

Like many primaries, alot of races will not change local government.

In Michigan, there are a few primary races that will surely shape this year’s general election on Nov. 4.

Primaries will be held Aug. 5, 2008. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Signatures sought to boost recall of mayor


Supporters of a campaign to recall Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick said Monday that today’s election primary will be their best shot at collecting the signatures needed to get the issue on the ballot in February.

At a rally Monday on the city’s west side, about 70 people gathered to hear recall campaign leaders explain the importance of volunteers showing up at polling places to get signatures on the petitions.

State police seek statement from Detroit mayor

8/5/2008, 5:10 a.m. EDT
The Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) – State police have asked Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick for a statement about a reported confrontation with a Wayne County sheriff’s detective.

Kilpatrick spokesman Marcus Reese says the mayor has not given a statement, but his lawyers are talking with investigators.

State police Capt. Harold Love declined comment Monday on the investigation’s progress.

Obama’s energy plan is fueled by populism

The Detroit News

The latest additions to Sen. Barack Obama’s energy plan, outlined during an appearance in Lansing Monday, may win the Democratic presidential candidate some votes from disgruntled consumers in November, but they’ll do nothing to answer the nation’s long-term needs.

The Illinois senator called for releasing the nation’s strategic oil reserve to provide temporary relief from high gasoline prices, and also promised to lift the profits from Big Oil to give Americans a $1,000 energy rebate check.

As political pandering goes, Obama’s proposals rank right up there with Sen. John McCain’s call for a temporary suspension of the federal gasoline tax. They also equal McCain’s gas tax holiday both for their worthlessness as a permanent policy solution and their potential for causing more harm than good.

The Molten Core of Barack: Why Obama Can’t Win

stumble digg reddit del.ico.us news trust

In which science-fiction movie do aliens visit the people of earth and insist, "Take me to your leader"? If they landed today, America’s news media would direct them to Barack Obama, the first American to run a global campaign for President. Like Coca-Cola and Nike, brand Obama has gone global. His web-site retails a Wall-Mart sized inventory of candidate-themed winter and summer gear, though the well-dressed Obama enthusiast is advised he may have to wait one to two weeks to slip on the candidate-for-all seasons.

Drill, Drill, Drill Is Working

By Lawrence Kudlow

As Sen. John McCain and the GOP leadership nationalize the drill, drill, drill message, the Republican party might conceivably be riding a summer political rally. The question of offshore drilling, along with expanded domestic energy production, has suddenly become the biggest political and economic wedge issue of this election. Is there a Republican tsunami in the making?

According to the major polls, Sen. McCain has overcome a big deficit to pull even with Obama. Meanwhile, according to a Rasmussen survey, Democratic party identification has slumped.

GOP: Lift drilling ban or risk shutdown

Democrats eye budget tie
Sean Lengell
Monday, August 4, 2008

The showdown on Capitol Hill over expanding offshore drilling could lead to a threatened government shutdown when Congress returns from its five-week summer break in early September.

Some Republicans say they are prepared to vote against a resolution to fund the federal government for the 2009 fiscal year unless Democrats agree to lift an offshore drilling moratorium. If the budget resolution fails, many agencies and departments would be denied money to operate and would be forced to close.

FL Poll: McCain +6


A new SurveyUSA poll in Florida shows McCain leading Obama by 6 points (August 1-3, 679 LV, MoE +/- 3.8%). Obama leads in southeastern Florida, while McCain leads by large margins in all other regions.

McCain 50
Obama 44
Und 3

McCain leads by 1.6 points in the RCP Average for Florida