• yourjizzx cum
  • Policy Briefs

             With the 2010 Michigan gubernatorial election quickly approaching, Michigan voters are closing in on hot topic candidate positions. In the lead following a victorious primary are Virg Bernero, democratic mayor of Lansing, and Rick Snyder, self pronounced nerd, businessman, and left leaning republican.  It is the first time in more than 30 years that neither major party’s nominee is unconditionally opposed to what is shaping up to be this gubernatorial campaign’s hottest topic: abortion.

                During the primary campaign, Rick Snyder was virtually indistinguishable from his fellow republican candidates seeming to be a moderate whose, as Free Press columnist Brian Dickerson comments, “squishiness on abortion and stem cell research makes staunch anti-abortionists nervous.” Michigan’s most notorious and potent single issue advocacy organization, Right to Life, put its faith in staunch republican candidate Mike Cox- the “only gubernatorial candidate endorsed by Right to Life.” The stakes were high for Right to Life; anti-abortion candidates who prevail in such races often use their positions as a springboard to higher offices such as state legislature. Snyder’s win was Right to Life’s utter loss and now, with abortion at the forefront of electoral campaigning, voters are forced to make a tough decision.

    Both candidates have been criticized early this season for switching focus from pertinent, wrenching issues voters face daily – the Michigan job deficit and the state-wide developmental shortage- to a cut and dry, standby issue. In the heat of the last few weeks before election polls open November 2nd,   voters seek answers to their burning questions. In the primaries, candidates were accused of using abortion as a ploy to energize voters. Now, voters are faced with a choice between two candidates that have lacked solutions to relevant and pressing questions about Michigan economy and developmental revival strategy.

                Fortuitously, fall of election season has made a turn for the better; reviving itself as Michigan voters hope Michigan eventually will. It seems candidates are catching on to the public’s valid concern and dissatisfaction with campaign focus. Virg Bernero has released a new campaign ad entitled “Tough” emphasizing Michigan’s need for revitalization. His website highlights his proposal for big change in Michigan. Likewise,  Rick Snyder’s 10 point plan  covers his strategy to absolutely reinvent Michigan. Voters take relief in knowing both have begun addressing strategies to better Michigan on an economic and developmental level. Now, as November creeps toward them, a choice must be made. Who has the right to life as the next Governor of Michigan?  

    SOURCES:

    http://ncronline.org/blogs/distinctly-catholic/election-time-mi-governor

    http://detnews.com/article/20100801/OPINION01/8010306/Editorial--Focus-on-jobs--not-abortion-in-governor-race

    http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100801/COL04/8010432/How-abortion-upstaged-jobs-in-governor%5C-s-race&template=fullarticle

    .
    Home
    Agriculture
    Policy Briefs
    Current Issues
    National Context
    Interviews
    Blog
    Most Popular Posts
    Timeline
    Commerce & Regulation
    Policy Briefs
    Current Issues
    National Context
    Interviews
    Blog
    Most Popular Posts
    Timeline
    Criminal Justice
    Policy Briefs
    Current Issues
    National Context
    Interviews
    Blog
    Most Popular Posts
    In The Courts
    Timeline
    Employment
    Policy Briefs
    Current Issues
    National Context
    Interviews
    Blog
    Most Popular Posts
    Timeline
    Great Lakes & Recreation
    Policy Briefs
    Current Issues
    National Context
    Interviews
    Blog
    Most Popular Posts
    Timeline
    Energy and Environment
    Policy Briefs
    Current Issues
    National Context
    Interviews
    Blog
    Most Popular Posts
    Timeline
    Health Care
    Policy Briefs
    Current Issues
    National Context
    Interviews
    Blog
    Most Popular Posts
    Timeline
    K-12 Education
    Policy Briefs
    Current Issues
    National Context
    Interviews
    Blog
    Most Popular Posts
    Timeline
    Morality and Family
    Policy Briefs
    Current Issues
    National Context
    Interviews
    Blog
    Most Popular Posts
    Timeline
    Political Reform
    Policy Briefs
    Current Issues
    National Context
    Interviews
    Blog
    Most Popular Posts
    Timeline
    Social Services & Seniors
    Policy Briefs
    Current Issues
    National Context
    Interviews
    Blog
    Most Popular Posts
    Timeline
    State Budget
    Policy Briefs
    Current Issues
    National Context
    Interviews
    Blog
    Most Popular Posts
    Timeline
    Taxes
    Policy Briefs
    Current Issues
    National Context
    Interviews
    Blog
    Most Popular Posts
    Timeline
    Transportation
    Policy Briefs
    Current Issues
    National Context
    Interviews
    Blog
    Most Popular Posts
    Timeline
    Urban Affairs
    Policy Briefs
    Current Issues
    National Context
    Interviews
    Blog
    Most Popular Posts
    Timeline

    About Us

    The Michigan Policy Network is a student-led public education and research program to report and organize news and information about the political process surrounding Michigan state policy issues. It is run out of the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University, with participation by students from the College of Social Science, the College of Communication, and James Madison College. 

    Read more about us...

    Sponsors

    Michigan State University    Department of Political Science 
     College of Communication Arts & Sciences    James Madison College
     College of Social Science    University Outreach and Engagement

     

    The thoughts, opinions, and positions represented herein are solely those of the participating students and in no way represent an official position or policy recommendation of Michigan State University.

    Our sponsors...

    Meet your Policy Fellow: Jocelyn Cutean

    Jocelyn Cutean serves as Morality and Family policy correspondent for the Michigan Policy Network. She is a first-year student at Michigan State, majoring in Theatre and English. Jocelyn has experience working on the executive board of the Waterford Chapter Coalition for Youth. She has also piloted a grant funded city wide public service announcement entitled, "It Just Wasn't Worth It" which exposes the repercussions of driving while intoxicated. Jocelyn enjoys art of all forms, from writing to performance.