Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Michigan's Lt. Governor Cherry apparently not going to run for Governor

Given that he would have to run on Governor "You'll Be Blown Away" (and we were) Granholm, its not surprising that Lt. Governor Cherry is backing out of the Democrat top spot for the race for Governor.

BREAKING NEWS: Lt. Gov. Cherry won't run for governor
Democratic Lt. Gov. John Cherry has decided against running for Michigan governor, Democratic Party sources said today.

Longtime party fundraiser Faylene Owen confirmed today that Cherry, who had not formally entered the race, won't try to succeed Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm, saying the tough economy and Granholm's record have made it difficult for Cherry to raise money.

The Cherry campaign could not be reached to confirm whether or not he was pulling out of the race.
As the report notes, it is still unconfirmed if this is his decision or not.

One can hardly blame Lt. Gov. Cherry for making such a decision, running on Granholm's record and the resultant Depression Michigan is in would make his chance of winning a Sisyphean task at best.

This is unfortunate, because with the exception of Mark Hackel, he's probably the best the Democrats would have to offer for Michigan. The replacement contestants will likely be far worse for Michigan, offering even worse leftist ideas to keep Michigan in its current economic free-fall.

Update: as Noted by the blogprof, Obama may have had a hand in this decision. Given the way the Obama administration has interfered in other Governor's races, it would not be surprising.

Update: Lt. Gov Cherry confirmed that he will not be running to suceede Granholm.

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