Nader and the GOP, insurgents and the Patriot Act lives
Being a dedicated member of the Michigan Republican Party, firstname.lastname@example.org sent me this email yesterday with the subject line reading, "Mich. GOP Alert: Help get Ralph Nader on the ballot!"
TO: Republican Leaders
FR: Greg McNeilly
Your help is needed in the next five days to ensure that Michigan voters are not disenfranchised. Michigan Democrats are trying to block an independent candidate from having access to the ballot in Michigan. More specifically, they want Nader off the ballot.
In 2000, Ralph Nader got 1.8% of the vote in Michigan. According to Detroit News pollster Steve Mitchell (6/30/04) Ralph Nader is currently pulling 4% among Michigan voters. Those voters deserve the option and choice!
Michigan Democrats today announced that they fear Ralph Nader's access to the ballot will prevent John Kerry from winning Michigan.
In 1992 and 1996 Ross Perot was on the Michigan ballot. Many Republican strategists believed this hurt Republican candidates. It may have. But the Republican Party never tried to deny access nor disenfranchise voters by opposing ballot access for Perot.
This election will be close. Michigan Democrats are going to try every dirty trick possible.
While the Michigan Republicans are expending no funds to assist Nader's efforts, we are seeking volunteer help to ensure Nader's ballot access.
Right now, today, we need to assist efforts to provide Ralph Nader access to Michigan's ballot. Please contact your local Victory Center to help, our Lansing headquarters or click here for a link to obtain a petition from the Nader campaign: http://www.migop.org/nader.asp
(Nader volunteers will collect the petitions from there)
Michigan Republican Party HQ
2121 E. Grand River Ave.
Lansing, MI 48912
Brighton Victory Center
123 Brighton Lake Rd., Suite 101, Brighton, MI 48116
Dearborn Victory Center
23852 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48124
East Lansing Victory Center
315 W. Grand River Ave., E. Lansing, MI 48823
Farmington Victory Center
28124 Orchard Lk. Rd., Ste.100, Farmington Hills, MI 48834
Flint Victory Center
4110 Pier North Blvd., Suite A, Flint, MI 48504
Grand Rapids Victory Center
353 Fuller N.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Holland Victory Center
230 Central Ave., Holland, MI 49423
Jackson Victory Center
1310 W. Michigan Ave., Jackson, MI 49202
Kalamazoo Victory Center
1710 W. Milham Rd., Portage, MI 49008
Macomb Victory Center
48129 Van Dyke Ave., Shelby Twp., MI 48317
Plymouth Victory Center
44780 Helm Street, Plymouth, MI 48170
Port Huron Victory Center
4861 24th Ave., Fort Gratiot, MI 48059
Rochester Victory Center
1633 Star Batt Dr., Rochester Hills, MI 48309
St. Joseph Victory Center
815 Main St., St. Joseph, MI 49085
Wyandotte Victory Center
364 Eureka Rd., Wyandotte, MI 48192
Visit the Michigan Republicans web site at http://www.migop.org
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If politics is about power
, Republican support for Nader
is certainly less problematic than Medea Benjamin shilling for Kerry
"Contrary to U.S. government claims, the insurgency in Iraq is led by well-armed Sunnis angry about losing power, not foreign fighters, and is far larger than previously thought, American military officials say," Jim Krane of the AP writes. "The officials told The Associated Press the guerrillas can call on loyalists to boost their forces to as high as 20,000 and have enough popular support among nationalist Iraqis angered by the presence of U.S. troops that they cannot be militarily defeated."
"The Republican-led House bowed to a White House veto threat Thursday and stood by the USA Patriot Act, defeating an effort to block the part of the anti-terrorism law that helps the government investigate people's reading habits," writes Alan Fram of the AP.
I feel safer already.