I almost feel guilty in raising questions about the upcoming political campaigns in Michigan for a variety of offices, all the way from U.S. Senator, to governor and to the whole Michigan Legislature.
My feelings come from how I perceive both political parties, Republicans and Democrats. I am looking for principles and values that make them different from each other. They should have differences, right?
All I see is partisan blathering from both sides. It's like trash talking the other team on a basketball court.
The perception is that both parties are in this just to win and hold power and not to do something with it.
My guilt comes from being a lifelong Republican. As a teenager, I got involved in poltics to make a difference. I knew what I wanted and I worked for it. The Republican Party stood for something and so did the Democratic party.
I'm sure my Republican friends will take umbrage at this. But, I hope they take a look at how they are perceived. I really want to be involved. But I want to be involved to move towards some end, to get some done and not just to hold power.
Tags: Michigan Republicans, Michigan Democrats, Dick Devos, Jennifer Granholm
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