Smith: It’s already 2016 campaign season in Michigan
“Outta’ My Mind on a Saturday Moanin’”
■It was a pleasure welcoming United States senator and presidential candidate Marco Rubio to my radio show this past week, on the heels of my radio conversation with current front-runner Donald Trump.
Both men are worthy candidates for the highest office of the land. Both men are accomplished in their chosen field, with Trump getting the obvious nod in the general business success area. Rubio clearly leads in the public service area, starting in 1998 with winning a seat on the West Miami City Commission, then on to the Florida House of Representatives in 1999, becoming the majority leader in 2003, and then speaker of the House three years later, and finally, taking office as United States senator for Florida in 2011.
I’m not sure they could be more different than they appear to be, and it will be interesting to watch and hear them over the next several months of the endless campaign of 2015/2016.
■Speaking of candidates:
Former governor of Florida Jeb Bush has announced his Michigan team for his campaign to be the third President Bush.
Attorney General Bill Schuette came on my show to announce the Jeb! 2016 Michigan Team, of which he is chairman. Some of the other well known members of the team include automobile magnate David T. Fischer, U.S. Congressman David Trott, former two-time Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land and Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, among others.
Bush is to join other hopefuls at the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference at the beautiful Grand Hotel in mid-September.
■New twists on old adages:
Proving once again you can’t be “kinda pregnant,” Kelly Clarkson announced from stage during a concert this past week that she is “totally pregnant.”
And put this under the category of “what’s good for the goose is good for the gander”: a new study indicates the way to a woman’s heart is through her stomach.
Scientists have discovered by accident that women’s brains responded better to romantic cues if they’d eaten first.
Paul W. Smith is host of The Paul W. Smith Show on WJR-AM (760) from 5:30-9 a.m. Monday-Friday.