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WASHINGTON - AUGUST 19:  Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI) (C) calls on Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to schedule a vote on energy legislation during a news conference with Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) (L) and Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) at the U.S. Capitol August 19, 2008 in Washington, DC. This is the third week of Republican protest against the House recessing without dealing with high gas prices.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) WASHINGTON - AUGUST 19: Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI) (C) calls on Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to schedule a vote on energy legislation during a news conference with Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) (L) and Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) at the U.S. Capitol August 19, 2008 in Washington, DC. This is the third week of Republican protest against the House recessing without dealing with high gas prices. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)  

Thaddeus McCotter’s presidential slogan: ‘Seize Freedom!’

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

We don’t know much yet about how Michigan Rep. Thaddeus McCotter will position himself in the already crowded GOP presidential race.

But his campaign website, McCotter2012.com, hints at the branding-to-come of his campaign with the slogan: “Your American Dream is endangered. Seize Freedom.” The site went live Friday. (Rubio finds creative way to answer constituent mail)

McCotter plans to announce a presidential bid Saturday. In an interview with The Daily Caller last week, he said: “If I run, I would be in to win.”

His website lists five core principles of his candidacy, including the notions that:

—Our liberty is from God not the government
—Our sovereignty is in our souls not the soul
—Our security is from strength not surrender
—Our prosperity is from the private sector not the public sector
—Our truths are self-evident not relative

  • JeanieinFL

    What a wonderful surprise. This country could not go wwrong with this man in the White House. Extremely passionate about this country and it’s people, intelligent, whitty, clever and can beat the snot out of Barry in 2012.

    You go for it Thaddeus…Make this country proud again.

    • doncicciofitipaldi

      LOL. Yeah, really witty…..”Seize Freedom”????????? Really? What does that even mean? Seize it from what? Let me guess……the communist, black kenyan, national socialist, traitor, Obummer right? You guys must be 5 years old to eat up this nonsense.

      • 8second.ride

        You really are so dumb. So, now you’re even against somebody advocating freedom just because he has an R after his name. We received home another hero today who died for that freedom. But, it’s all just a joke to you, isn’t it.

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  • DianeCee

    Things to know about McCotter:

    Plays a star-spangled guitar.
    Wants to repeal health care reform.
    Tried to disassemble the Republican Policy Committee.
    Proposed a tax break for pet owners.
    Opposes the Republican party’s free-trade consensus.
    Supports labor.

    • JeanieinFL

      Playing a star-spangled guitar will be a nice break from the never ending golf playing we have right now. If this is the best you can do…we’re going to be all right.

  • K Michael ODonovan

    This man would be a terrific improvement in the White House.He is one GOP candidate that could draw in young voters. Buy his book and donate to his campaign. Get him appearances on Leno and Jon Stewart. He will rock the vote. The PBS/NPR crowd will love him.

  • knowlecule

    More like “Sleaze Freedom.” Get this neo-conservative hack out…

    • des1

      Wow, that was an amazing intellectual comment. I don’t even know where to go to debate something that intricate. It’s like poetry of the mind. {/sarcasm}

    • 8second.ride

      Go RON PAUL!, right? Am I right? High five!!