CORRECTION: A previous version of this post included a photo that was incorrectly assumed to be Chuck Stadler.
Chuck Stadler, who is hoping to unseat Congresswoman
Candy Miller, has yet to learn this lesson: When you have a leg up on someone,
that’s not a good time to shoot yourself in the foot.
Stadler seems to be ignoring his Democratic opponent in
the 10th Congressional District primary, Jerome Quinn of Washington Township.
At the same time, Stadler is almost flaunting his lack of
An elected trustee in Vassar Township (northeast of
Flint), one of Stadler’s first campaign moves was to write a letter to
President Obama asking for his support. He suggested the president give him a
call so they can talk.
Here’s the opening of his letter:
Chuck Stadler running for the U.S. Congress Michigan 10th District; I am trying to
removing incumbent congressman Candice Miller Republican.”
Yikes. Not only is Stadler apparently incapable of
writing coherent sentences, he seems oblivious to a few basic political
realities: the president is not going to take time to read a letter from an
obscure congressional candidate; the people who decide which Democrats get
backing from the party are those at the Democratic Congressional Candidate
Committee; the DCCC doesn’t get involved in primaries, especially those races
with rookie candidates running in a Republican district; and sending out
material without the advice and input of trusted allies is a very bad idea.
In an email to me, Stadler offered this comment on the 10th
District and Miller, the incumbent: “These people, are Democrats, Republicans,
and Independents voters all accross the spectrium, she is suppose to
represent their concerns, and not be selfish partisanship with other
Stadler claims to have an idea that would wipe out the
federal deficit and create 20 million jobs over five or six years. The only details I have seen came in a candidate questionnaire in which Stadler said he supports "offering tax insensitive to new businesses."
If he truly came up with a unique plan with as much
potency as advertised, I suspect Obama actually would give him a call.
As the owner of a bookkeeping and tax assistance company
in Vassar, Stadler is probably good with numbers. But I have some advice for him
for the next time he runs for office:
Learn how to use spell-check.