The term came from Pawlenty, but why Sam's Club Republicans? Why not Costco? Is Costco too blue-statey -- dare I say too "elite?"
Ya gotta be kidding.
Republicans are now trying to appeal to penny-pinching big box shoppers, and not country club members? Really? Where they been? They think most country club members are Democrats?
Again, Republican anti-intellectualism is hidden under the guise of anti-elitism.
If Oakland County truly is a key battleground, if struggling families are key, then they better get that it Costco's the big dog in these parts.
If they're maverick enough.