While Michigan certainly could stand for serious changes, it would be a terrible mistake to assume that the current situation would improve under DeVos's leadership. Indeed, governors have relatively little influence over the performance of a state's economy, particularly in the short term. No matter who wins next Tuesday, the unpleasant reality is that the decay of Michigan's manufacturing base will likely continue.By the way, DeVos has a long history of being a quitter. Check out his resume.
Although Granholm has often lacked political courage during the past four years, DeVos's extremely conservative social views and unsound plans for running the state represent a dangerous model for change - one Michigan voters should reject.
DeVos would like voters to see him as a successful businessman with the ability and experience to whip Michigan's economy back into shape. While DeVos's large fortune might lend some credence to his claim of business prowess, the pseudo-pyramid scheme business model behind Amway isn't terribly relevant to running a state government. DeVos hopes residents will assume business leadership is wholly transferable to political leadership - perhaps because he has no real experience in government. DeVos sat on the state Board of Education for two years of an eight-year term before resigning, and he quit his seat on the board of Grand Valley State University in 2000 after missing 16 of 27 meetings.[...]
DeVos is simply the wrong man for the job, and the Daily endorses JENNIFER GRANHOLM for governor.
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Michigan Daily: Go With Granholm
From the Daily: Go with Granholm