“After you get whacked, you need a clear change in leadership. You need a fresh look. You need that at the national level and you need that at the state level.”
-U.S. Rep. Peter Hoekstra in the Grand Rapids Press
Michigan Radio’s Jack Lessenbery interviews Michigan Republican chairman Saul Anuzis about the “anti-Republican tsunami” and his thoughts on the Republican Party’s future in Michigan. In Lessenberry’s essay Party Man, he suggests that although being party chair is often like being the manager of a bad baseball team (you tend to get fired), Anuzis is the kind of person that Republicans need to attract to win in Michigan.
In the face of calls for a change of leadership (which began even before the Nov 7 election) Anuzis has launched a campaign to retain his seat and tried to paint the effort to depose him as a John McCain led power play.