Skip to comments.The Doctor May Get In (Challenger to Rep. John Dingell (D-MI))
Posted on 09/20/2010 4:16:27 PM PDT by coaltrain
Politico put pols in a tizzy last week when it suggested that Rep. John Dingell might be in trouble. The 84-year-old incumbent has held his seat since 1955...
[Robert] Steele [his Republican challenger] tells NRO, The news doesnt bother me in the least. His campaign plans to start airing ads today or tomorrow; and they, he hopes, will bridge the gap in name ID. Rather, hes more fired up about the DCCCs website, which calls him an ultra-wealthy doctor who made millions off the broken health care system.
The fat cat is John Dingell who lived in DC since he was 7 years old and who gets all his money from PACs and special interests, Steele, a 52-year-old cardiologist from Ann Arbor. Ive never participated in partisan politics in my life. . . . The real reason Im running is I just couldnt get to be 80 years old and look back and say I didnt try to protect [our way of life] for my kids and grandkids.
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Unfortunately Dingell has a decent lead, but Steele sounds like a fighter.
“The real reason Im running is I just couldnt get to be 80 years old and look back and say I didnt try to protect [our way of life] for my kids and grandkids.
Boy do we need alot more of these types of people!!!
84 years old. Retire already for crying out loud.
These politicians are ridiculous.
Did John Dingell EVER have any other job?
If not, then how is he going to polish his resume? This is not 55 years of experience, it is one year’s experience some 55 times.
Over that span of time he has learned nothing and forgotten nothing, much like the Bourbons of France or the Hapsburgs of Austria.
I heard a clip from Dingell on Glenn Beck this afternoon. It was the one where he was comparing the Tea Party (during the summer town halls) to the Klu Klux Klan.
What a despicable man. It would be a nice cap on November 2nd to hear he’s lost his seat.
FIFTY-FIVE FREAKING YEARS! He has been in the same office since before most of the people in the US were born! He just WILL NOT give up the power he has accrued until they stuff him in a box and bury him. And the sooner bastards like him are dead and gone, the better off the country will be.
Probably the least likely of 4 possible pickups in Michigan but I’m glad to see someone trying. I’ve even spared a couple dollars for his campaign since the 7th district looks pretty good for now.
Too funny, either he or his father have been in that seat since the 30’s. History could happen this year.
I agree. Funny how the politicans think of people in their 50’s, 60’s and 70’s as fragile and have to be taken care of and this ***** congressman are 85 and somtimes older by their own words they should be put in a assissted living facility. “It takes a long time to control the People” shut up and go away dingleball
Yes and I believe his son is being groomed to take his place. This has truly become a Dingell seat!
That’s why I donated to Steele.
I think a good ad to use against Dingell would show a photo of him on one side of the screen. On the other, the years scrolling by and a ticker of how many taxpayer dollars his career has cost.
At the end, simply a black screen with the words “55 years and x ammount of dollars. Had enough?”
Throw out the bum, Dingell.
I still remember Al Gore stalking Dubya during one of the 2000 election debates, hounding him about some stupid Gun bill or something, and Gore trying to show how smart he was because he could name the sponsors...”What about Dingell-Norwood?” he asked in a smarmy way.
Dubya just ignored him. :)
Dingell is dispicable for the way he lied to this special needs dad and his son.
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