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McCotter’s paper labels his 2012 bid as ‘scary’
U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter may be a Michigan Republican but his hometown paper is none too keen on the idea of him entering the White House.
In a harsh editorial, the Oakland Press says the thought of McCotter being president “isn’t a pleasant thought and is, in fact, “a bit scary.”
But McCotter has some growing to do to fulfill his duties and role as a member of Congress. He certainly isn’t ready to take the reins of leading the nation.
The representative comes off as cold, arrogant and egotistical. These are not qualities we’d like to see in a president. In fact, he wouldn’t get too far in private industry as a company chief executive officer.
After knocking McCotter for poor communications skills with his constituents, followed by assailing his rhetoric as short on policy initiative, the editorial concludes:
We’re not sure if McCotter is a serious candidate or just wants to get his name out there for future political advancement.
It’s generally conceded he faces a number of basic problems, including national name recognition, finances and support.
The Oakland Press likes to support native sons, but this is one sibling we think should just stay home here in Michigan and work on his people skills.
Sometimes presidential candidates aren’t very presidential.
McCotter recently made waves in Iowa when a representative bid on property at the upcoming Ames Straw Poll without identifying a candidate. He made his presidential campaign official on July 2.