Monday, September 04, 2006
Downtown Detroit Supports DeVos by Akindele Akinyemi
This morning I walked with the DeVos for Governor campaign. Of course Dick DeVos showed up along with Detroit Regional Coordinator Yvette Robinson. For months I have been promoting Dick DeVos and the reasons why he is the best choice for governor. This morning, I got a up close and personal view of that this morning.
Along with DeVos was daughter Elizabeth and son Ryan (his wife, Betsy, came out later). Torion Bridges, the 19 year old boy wonder, who is running for Wayne County Commissioner in District 7, was present along with Chad Miles, who is running for the 14th Congressional District.
This journey started around 8:00AM when supporters of DeVos were met with hostility from the Granholm camp. All this man is trying to do is turn Michigan around fiscally. They told his wife and children to go back to Grand Rapids. Some even told the supporters F--- DeVos B-----.
But yet, you want to support a woman who cannot bring jobs to the state, uses her past history to promote herself in front of voters, someone who is against educational options and lies about the changing conditions in Michigan.
The above photo is Dick DeVos and I engaging in a heavy dialogue on diversity in the workforce and expanding educational choice in Michigan.
Dick DeVos speaking with Chad Miles on businesses in Dearborn.
Dick is a man of his word. You can see him talking to voters who will support him in the upcoming elections. This man was talking about how high unemployment in the city is and how he just recently lost his job.
This guy would not shake Dick's hand because he is a Democrat and he does not trust Republicans. His wife, who was sitting next to him, cut into his ass like butter. She told him he should at least listen to what Mr. DeVos has to say instead of being rude. She wanted to hear Dick's message.
You can see Dick talking to some of the choir members from Wayne State University. Dick is a very appraochable and these students will support DeVos for Governor.
Dick is asking the choir are they ready to go to work? The Choir shouts out YES!!! This is the type of energy that is needed in Michigan.
Dick is talking to more on-duty police officers. Since Granholm has cut 1500 police officers crime has risen in most core urban centers across the state. Dick will place more officers back on the streets to keep us safe.
This asshole shouted out at Dick as we were crossing the street. He told Dick not to privitize jobs. Meanwhile, these union people are making money hand over foot and wasting millions on half ass work yearly.
Dick DeVos being interviewed by the Detroit Free Press.
Who said Dick DeVos did not support Black owned businesses? You can see Dick talking to a business owner telling him to keep up the good work.
Dick is talking to one young lady encouraging her to start her own business and keep up the good work. DeVos would like more young African Americans to start their own businesses. By eliminating the Single Business Tax this would become a reality without taxes killing small businesses.
DeVos being interviewed by Rachel Bianco of Local 4 News. Ms. Bianco even asked me why I was wearing my "I am a Black Republican" T-shirt.
Dick DeVos speaking to more Detroit Police officers in Downtown Detroit.
While Granholm was up on the Mackinac Bridge running fo her life in this race DeVos was down here in the trenches, talking to African Americans left and right. He is concerned about the educational plight of African Americans, concerned with Black men living in poverty and even told me if he is elected as the next governor that he will do everything to expand jobs in the educational arena.
This is why he must win. He has won already. I am just waiting for the final numbers to come down on November 7, 2006.