Updated: Oct 27, 2022
A massive influx of out-state monies flowed into Michigan to deter Republican voters from selecting the Trump-endorsed, gubernatorial candidate, Tudor Dixon. Even so, the DeVos-backed mother of four carried 81 of 83 counties in last week's primary election. Now, regardless of the candidate we favored going into the primary, it's time to rally behind one of the two primary winners, Democrat Gretchen Whitmer or Republican Tudor Dixon. For those tempted to refer to Dixon as Gretchen's twin, let us consider the merits of that pejorative phrase.
It's true that the Dem and GOP candidates for governor share several situational and physical characteristics. Both are attractive brunettes and mothers. Both are articulate and charismatic. But here's the rub: They both appeal to the same demographic. The battle for the hearts and minds of soccer momma bears--notoriously party independent--promises to turn Tudor Dixon into Gretchen Whitmer's hot-flash nightmare.
The video below, forwarded to us by Mike Cameron, shows Dixon and Whitmer as polar political opposites when it comes to the Second Amendment and gun rights. Dramatic differences also surface in Dixon's prime-time CPAC speech, which she delivered moments before President Trump took the stage on Saturday night. View speech here.
Differences aside, what has to make Whitmer quake in her jackboots are the two candidates' similarities. When compared to her opponent, the elder Dem incumbent comes across less twin and more jealous older stepsister. After all, it is Whitmer who is likely still conniving to lock us down, to take away our guns, to sexualize and critical-race-theororize our children--not to mention the governor's seemingly insatiable appetite for shunting Grandma into isolation in a Covid-riddled nursing home.
The thought of campaigning against the younger, fairer Tudor Dixon has to have Whitmer chanting incantations at the magic mirror on her wall.
Why Tudor Dixon could be Gretchen Whitmer's biggest nightmare.
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