Everybody Loves Cliff
February 7th, 2012
Love him or hate him, Cliff Schrader is St. Clair County’s most listened to radio commentator and one of the area’s most well read newspaper columnists. One of the most common complaints against Cliff is that the stories he tells are a big reason we do not have robust economic development. It should be noted that Cliff’s views are actually quite reasonable. For example, his concern that the taxpayers should not be funding a convention center may in fact represent the opinion of a majority of county residents. A Times Herald unscientific survey revealed 83% of the respondents want the matter of public funding for the proposed convention center put before the county voters. His concern that the partially public funded Sperry’s projected is vastly overpriced at 12 million dollars is a view widely held in the community. Cliff’s repeated insistence that a casino for Port Huron is far from a reality has proved right time and time again. I suspect the real reason people get frustrated with Cliff is his style. He is an in-your-face, often irreverent commentator. He is truly the man some people love to hate.