The editorial board clarified that this endorsement was not about the economic condition of Michigan. It wrote, “The devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic and the crushing wave of inflation and shortages that followed would have challenged any governor’s ability to execute an agenda aimed at moving the state forward.”
Instead, it chose to answer the question, “Would you be better off today than you are had Michigan had more effective leadership over the past four years?” It concluded that the answer was yes.
The Detroit News cited the governess Whitmer’s “instinct toward authoritarianism,” as a reason to oppose her. The paper reported that “Our issue is not that she took control of the state at that dark moment, but rather that she held onto unilateral authority well beyond the initial sorting out period and used it to bypass representative governing.” It labeled her executive orders as “arbitrary and capricious.”
The paper was even more concerned that when the Michigan Supreme Court overruled the governess’s executive orders, she “exploited loopholes to avoid engaging with the Legislature.”
The bottom line for the Detroit News seemed to be that “Whitmer set aside basic civil liberties.” It explained that “her orders at times closed houses of worship, banned personal travel and even regulated gatherings in private homes.”
The paper also dinged the governess for losing Ford’s Electric Vehicle manufacturing plants.
The Detroit News does not like Tudor Dixon’s pro-life position, nor does it embrace her call for an audit of the 2020 election. Still, the paper is confident she is the best choice for Governor moving forward.
Breitbart News reported that governess Whitmer is slightly ahead in the polling. Still, Dixon has been steadily closing in on her lead and is now in the margin of error. The Real Clear Politics average has Whitmore up by only 3 points.