but does the author have a problem with the GOP candidates running in his area? What state does he live in?
Some guy here last week was saying he refused to support Marco Rubio because of Dede Scazzafava ... wanted a complete break ... as if the NY GOP chairman somehow were influencing the Florida senate race.
i suspect that if we pressed John Gonzales on this issue, he would concede that he is not really involved in politics. He is just an amateur pundit. Like 30 million other people.
Press at will, I’ve been active in the last several precinct primary caucuses and an elected county and state delegate for the RNC for the last election cycle here in WA state. I’ve also been a staunch and active supporter (canvassing, promoting financially,etc) of local and state (Dino Rossi) candidates that either espouse conservative beliefs or are the only alternative to a strongly left-wing candidate that this state is prone to putting on the ballot. My screenname notwithstanding, I post here periodically and am an editor for another conservative website. I am the author of this piece, and I am anything but “uninvolved.” Forgive the earlier third person references, my account here was set up prior to finding my public voice here, and thus post under J. Worthington.
All that said, I appreciate your opinions and appreciate the opportunity to dialogue with like-minded freedom-loving Americans here on FR.
After your pointed reprimand, I did a little online research of the Crist vs Rubio contest for U.S. Senate in Florida. It seems to me that it is the next on the checklist of NY 23 type races to reclaim the Republican party, and so I have just about decided to send money to Rubio, because you're right -- involvement is what counts, and the quickest and best way I can get involved is by sending him dough.
Crist looks like a Scozzafava redux. Rubio ain't perfect (there are a few things on his website that worry me, like a Gingrich endorsement and too eager an embrace of "energy efficiency" as a solution to a non-existent problem), but he's sure as heck mostly on the right track, it appears, and I like the way he fielded the interviers on some mainstream media talking-heads show "Morning Joe."
I'd be interested in hearing from FReepers as to why I shouldn't send money to Rubio and why I shouldn't encourage others to do so for the express purpose of TAKING BACK THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.