Wednesday, January 20, 2010
He really wanted to run for the democratic nomination to be governor, but being from Genesee County and all, he had a buddy from that same neck of the woods who also wanted the job. Being a good guy and a wise politician, Dan Kildee chucked is bid for governor out of deference to the front runner John Cherry. Kildee proceeded to put his life together by resigning at the end of the year as county treasurer and he took a job of a life time as President of a think tank funded by some prestigious foundations out of D.C. Then Cherry unexpectedly dropped out of the race leaving Kildee with a huge problem: How do you get out of a new job when you really want the job as governor? Kildee is trying to figure that out right now as he goes to his board of directors hoping to find some way to explore a bid for governor while not tossing in the towel on the foundation post. Even he concedes it poses a professional problem which has not yet been ironed out. On the family front, things have gone a little smoother. With one kid in college and one in high school, he does not have toddlers at home to demand more of his time. His wife is more concerned with the impact all this will have on her hubby which is why God gave us loving spouses. And then, of course, the biggest question of all, "Do the stars align to win?" Kildee doesn't know if this will work but he says, "I want to run. I have the fire in the belly to do it. But will I run?" He's next up on the public Tv series, Off the Record at WKAR.org. Tune in to see if he will.