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By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
The core purpose behind challenging an incumbent elected official (whether in a primary campaign, a general campaign, or even an internal party contest) is twofold: first, to draw attention to the assertion that the status quo is unacceptable, and second, to offer solutions to the problems presented as cause for challenge. Regardless of any other factor, these two postulates must be firmly established ab initio, otherwise the challenge is pointless. A challenger who's perfectly comfortable with things as they are, save that he can run it better, is worthless if there's no actual vacancy to be filled. Similarly, a challenger who can point out in detail what's wrong with the way things are, but offers no practical solutions . . . infinitus est numerus stultorum.
However, in the case of the question that will be put to the Michigan Republican State Convention delegation about two weeks hence, we have a challenger to the state chairman who not only can honestly, frankly, and fairly point out what's wrong with the situation in which things are, but who also offers some fairly usable solutions to correct things so that the MIGOP can do more than just hold their ground in tight elections.
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