Monday, November 13, 2006

Dan Maffei - "I'm not going anywhere"

See Dan Maffei interview with Christina Chatalian on WSTM-3's Weekend Today, 11/12/06


At 12:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maffei is a good guy. But I want to see Walsh lose to whomever can most easily beat him. If Maffei sticks around cuse and tries to run again in two years that should not preclude other candidates from being considered. (Of course there is a slimest chance the recount will have him win this time).

At 2:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Disagree 100%. If dan Maffei wishes to run againg in 2 years only a fool would consider a run at him. This is Maffei's seat to go after in 2 if he chooses and no other person will get the nod.

At 4:05 PM, Anonymous Mal said...

I agree. With this year's numbers, Dan can go to the DCCC and potential donors and state a VERY convincing case he can beat Walsh. And this time, with no primary challenger and his name recognition as less of an issue (although this only counts if he keeps his name alive around here). Two years in the minority should be enough to disarm Mr. "My seniority is literally the ONLY reason to send me back." Unless Dan leaves, I have no interest in another Democratic candidate. None. Had he lost by 15 points I would look elsewhere.

This reminds me, I have a friend who is VIRULENTLY anti-Bush and anti-Republican. Yet the day after the election, she admitted to me that she voted for Walsh! After I calmed down (and it did take a few) I asked her why. Simply put, Walsh had funneled some money here recently that went towards her husband’s work. After I told her she had lost all right to EVER criticize Bush (you can't be against the man and vote for the minions that carry out his deeds...the president proposes and the Congress disposes...A vote for Walsh was a vote for the Bush agenda), I was struck by the depth of this: here is a person who hates Bush, but Walsh got her vote. Is it unreasonable to think that this happened 4000 times? How do we reach that voter? That is the key...far more than Wayne County. In this year above all others, if we couldn't get this Democrat this time, how do we get her and others in two? These are the issues we need to focus on...not which local Democrat can lose to Walsh in two years.

At 4:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, we are all on the same team. But competition is a good thing. And you never know who could step up to run against Walsh in two years. It may be someone better then Maffei, or maybe Maffei wont even run. Time will tell.

In the meantime, we need to keep Walsh's feet to the fire.


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