Yep, McCotter Is Definitely Thinking About Running For President

In an interview with Jonathan Martin of the Politico, Michigan Rep. Thaddeus McCotter confirmed that he’s seriously considering a White House bid and said he will make a decision within the next two weeks.

McCotter argued that the current crop of GOP candidates simply isn’t making the case about how to confront what he described as the existential threats facing the country.

“I think the majority of the Republican electorate isn’t happy with the choices they’ve got and want to take a look at new people,” he said.

McCotter said his party must address four major issues: “The challenge of globalization, the war for freedom against terrorists, the rise of Communist China and whether moral relativism erodes a nation built on self-evident truth.”

But what makes a little-known four-term House member who gave up his own leadership position think he can enter the campaign in June and be a viable contender for the nomination?

McCotter said the revolution in communication and media has made it easier for aspiring politicians who don’t have the sort of name identification or personal wealth that traditionally determined who could mount a national campaign.

“It’s easier to get your message out today, and people will take a look at it — and if they like it, maybe they vote for you,” he said.

Pressed further, the Michigander quipped: “I’m from Detroit — we live to prove the doubters wrong.”

If anything, McCotter, 45, is known among political insiders for such wit — along with a love for rock music and his chops on the guitar. He’s a member of a band — The Second Amendments — comprised of a bipartisan group of House members. At a congressional picnic in 2006, President George W. Bush memorably deemed him “that rock and roll dude.”

But he’s also developed something of a cult following on the right as an unapologetic conservative who can quote Russell Kirk as easily as he can Robert Plant. (McCotter weaved Led Zeppelin lyrics into a House floor speech earlier this year.)

Frequent appearances on Fox’s late-night show “Red Eye” and Dennis Miller’s radio program also have built up his fan base in the right-leaning media, particularly among Republicans who, like him, came of age in the 1980s.

“There’s no one I’d like to see more at a debate than McCotter,” gushed conservative Web impresario Andrew Breitbart. “This is a guy that’s blunt, sarcastic, pop-culture-savvy, constitutionally sound and an authentic voice.”

Rest here.

He  was recently interviewed by KCMO morning talk show host, Greg Knapp and discussed Obama’s violation of the War Powers Act,  the  debt ceiling, spending caps, repeal of ObmaCare, Newt Gingrich’s comments on Ryan’s budget plan, and more.
There are a lot of good reasons to like McCotter, he’s conservative across the board, has a great sense of humor, he’s relatively young, and  is conversant on all the issues. I can’t overstate the importance of being conversant on all of the issues, and being comfortable in all sorts of media situations. As Herman Cain recently demonstrated,  even a somewhat friendly interview situation can go very awry if you don’t have a decent command of all the issues. We can’t have that because when a Republican flubs a question, the MSM goes in for the kill.
Previously:

More McCotter For Prez Talk

Why Not? McCotter For President

10 thoughts on “Yep, McCotter Is Definitely Thinking About Running For President

  1. I don’t even know this guy, but I do know the press will eat him alive. He’s too white, and a bald skinny guy at that. Rush says that in order to be a contender, studies show that male candidates must possess a 6-inch part (which explains why he can’t run). This guy doesn’t even have a 3 incher. He doesn’t stand a chance!

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  2. I love love love McCotter, and he totally has my support (barring a Paul Ryan run, anyway). McCotter is definitely the best of the current and likely bunch . . . now if only he’d announce.

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  3. “I can’t overstate the importance of being conversant on all of the issues, and being comfortable in all sorts of media situations.”

    If what you say is true, then please explain how the most extreme anti-life and anti-Israel President , one Barack Obama the persistent bumbler-in-chief, not only received full support from 50% of weekly Catholic goers but received full support from 78% of Jewish voters?

    How many brilliant ‘policy wonkers’ from both Republican and Democrat echo chambers fell for America’s mass disaster-the most brilliant Harvard intellectual on the planet?

    My instincts tell me you really do not yet understand the vicious nature of the Left.

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  4. please explain how the most extreme anti-life and anti-Israel President , one Barack Obama the persistent bumbler-in-chief, not only received full support from 50% of weekly Catholic goers but received full support from 78% of Jewish voters?

    Are you kidding me?

    My instincts tell me you missed my closing point.

    (Pssst MSM=the vicious left).

    Obviously there is a double standard. Obviously, the deck is stacked against whomever the Republican candidate will be. Crying about it and stomping our feet is not going to solve the problem. How does a pol best confront this reality? With brains and a good sense of humor, that’s how.

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  5. McCotter is intelligent, witty, and very knowledgeable about a range of issues. He’d eat BO for lunch in a debate, without ever even drawing on his full arsenal of intellect, knowledge, and dry wit. He can think circles around BO in his sleep. (Actually, most people can, but McCotter would make the debates well worth the price of admission).

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  6. He isn’t a stupider maroon than Bachmann. You people are flaming insane, And nicedeb, the problem is not that a black guy is President, it’s that a corporate thug preceded him. McCotter is inteligent? I’m handing mine in. This sucker is full-goose looney.

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