How “that woman from Michigan” could be re-elected Governor
(Michigan lighthouse photo courtesy of Midwest Living)
My reasons are grouped into ‘absence of negatives,’ and ‘positives in progress.’
Absence of negatives
1.She eluded getting kidnapped.
2.Unlike her predecessor, Rick Snyder, she does not belong in jail.
3.She vows to veto masquerade-fixitup Election tampering schemes.
4.She called 45’s bluff on rolling out PPE for Michigan essential workers.
5.She has backed off vaccination mandate-fishing. Are you listening DeBlasio?
Positives in progress
1.She fixed the roads, almost.
2.She untaxed feminine hygiene products. (How about all OTC feminine health products?)
3.She managed COVID-19 case rates in a state where little more than half of Michiganders (56%) are vaccinated against COVID-19.
4.She advocated on Michigan’s behalf for federal help with containing COVID-19 and Delta Variant Spikes.
Now the ‘skinny,’ according to some Michigan political pundits(1): in short, more advice for Michigan Democrats… Whitmer’s re-election is more about you, less about her.
Point one: The ‘charm offensive’ with the Republican-controlled Michigan legislature has run ashore for Whitmer. She needs to win more legislature seats.
Point two: Getting behind a robust K-12 Michigan Education Funding Program is a must.
Point three: Forget about currying favor with independent voters in Michigan. They are and will remain fickle, which means that their opinions on policy initiatives are overrated.
It’s the Democrats that need organizing.
Point four: Don’t obsess over the polling. Sure Whitmer’s approval has slipped ten points since she started office. She is no longer the ‘new girl’ in Lansing. Get over it.
Other Democrat vote-getters are doing so well?