View Full Version : Amash star power rises after Calley’s win at GOP confab

08-25-2014, 08:36 PM
Amash for Attorney General??? :D

Calley’s victory was mostly the result of the first statewide precinct delegate — the last ballot line on each party’s primary election ballot — recruitment campaign since 1988, when a civil war between supporters of then-Vice President George H.W. Bush, Jack Kemp and Pat Robertson resulted in dueling conventions at the height of the GOP’s nomination campaign to succeed outgoing President Ronald Reagan.

Another critical component in his win was the surrogacy of Justin Amash, the unabashed libertarian congressman Cascade Township in Kent County.

Amash, whose district zigs and zags from Montcalm County south to Calhoun County, was inseparable from Calley’s side throughout much of the last year.

All this political capital will serve Amash well, as he now has to choose between being a congressman for life and say the GOP convention nomination for attorney general four years from now.

Right now, Amash seems to relish being the libertarian voice in the lower house of Congress, but he has real star power and quite a few political favors to call in that could make him more than viable if he ran statewide.


08-26-2014, 08:15 AM
Justin's nomination speech for Calley was subject to the most jeers at the convention--I felt bad for him. Justin has helped the Michigan establishment much more than they helped him so they better repay the favor.

08-26-2014, 08:43 AM
Imagine if we had that kind of power in every state in the union.

If your state isn't working on that... what the hell are you waiting on? Someone else to lead? Hope you're enjoying that wait....

08-27-2014, 07:03 AM