January 11, 2010

Mike Cox


Michigan's Attorney General '03-'09

A Republican with name recognition who has built a career on...well we don't know. He is new to my public mind and few of us really know his positions, outside of being a conservative. He needs to take a page out of John Cherry's book and campaign so hard that he will make Devos look like a PTA president candidate.

From his Michigan.gov page:

Born in 1961, Mike Cox graduated from Detroit's Catholic Central High School and entered the Marines. After graduating from the University of Michigan Law School in 1989, he went on to work in the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office in Detroit. Cox prosecuted organized crime cases ranging from public corruption to drug and gang-related homicides. In addition to hundreds of bench trials, he tried more than 125 jury trials, with a conviction rate in excess of 90 percent. In 2000, Cox was appointed Director of the Wayne County Prosecutor's Homicide Unit, which prosecuted approximately two-thirds of all homicides in Michigan


An Eastsider with popularity, Mike Cox has a chance to take the nomination. But it will be a long road for Cox unless he gets his head in the game. While Hoekstra has already set up a website and Lynn-Land has given us her budget (baby steps), Cox is telling GM and Chrysler LLC. that if they go bankrupt, they need to file bankruptcy in Michigan.

If Cox had done any campaigning before this move, it would have been genius. It would have shown the voter that he understands the economic climate of Michigan and getting out of our slump isn't going to be as easy as cutting a pool toy with an axe. The hardships that we are going to face will be tough and a diverse economy will be needed in Michigan for it to prosper. Unless you are one of the four Evangelists you can't build a campaign on a letter. You can, however, use it during your campaigning to fill out your image as a pragmatist.

If Cox and Lynn-Land are trying to catch up with Hoekstra they need to;
Get their infrastructure together,
Set up a website even if it just has their name, picture and bio
Get out on the road! Or at least in front of the t.v. camera.

(Image From Detnews)

In other news:
Pete Hoekstra and The Waterboard:

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