Last Friday I attended the grand opening of the Downriver Fix Michigan Center. The opening of this Downriver Michigan GOP campaign headquarters officially kicks off the election cycle for our area of Southeast Michigan.
For voters in Michigan it also kicks off a period of anxiety, frustration, and possibly some tinge of hope still for our great State.
Our whole nation has been in turmoil and economic distress for several years now. However, Michigan has consistently managed to top the charts on all the wrong lists–unemployment and foreclosure to name a couple important ones.
Our politicians’ decisions can be traced to the core of most of our economic woes and challenges in mounting a recovery.
I enjoyed seeing the regular MI GOP faithful at the opening of the campaign center, but to be honest it’s not enough of what Michigan needs.
We need to do things differently in this election. We need to grab the energy and enthusiasm of new people. Not the political “center,” but the core of American idealism. We need people concerned about their families, their communities, and their nation. We need people who expect their politicians to serve them and those values, not their personal aspirations (or worse, their personal paycheck).
That’s who I hope will show up to lead the Michigan GOP efforts in this critical election cycle.