I personally know R's who left McGavick and their RINO legislator blank just for that reason.
Well, I don't know, then I guess they can hand the election to NeerDoWell. What good would that do?
WA politics seems to be a lot like the Northeast. A "true" (i.e., dyed-in-the-wool ideologue) conservative won't win the general election. As I recall a cycle or two ago they ran a "true conservative" for Governor, Carlson. What was it, like a 70-30 slaughter, or some such blowout.
They ran a "moderate-conservative" the last time and won (Rossi). The 'Rats had to "find" so-called "lost" ballots in King Co. nine separate times to finally install Fraudoire in the Governor's office. They ran a conservative (Nethercutt) against Osama Bin Murray and he got creamed by double digits. Distasteful as it might be, a "true conservative" simply won't pull more than 30-40 of the vote in a statewide race in WA.
posted on 09/09/2006 12:13:37 PM PDT
First of all, if you lived here, you'd see McGavick is going out of his way to alienate the base before he's got them solidly in his camp. Actually, I'm getting ahead of myself, McGavick from day one, has been the establishment candidate.
He was SELECTED in a smoky backroom deal with a former State Republican Chairman who's piss poor leadership helped the obvious fraudulent gubernatorial election challenge to be lost in court by hiring crony attorney's instead of top notch litigators. The former chair resigned 5 months later in shame.
The underhanded way he was sold to the state committee, violation of established pre-primary endorsement rules by the state party and his constant braggadocio about being in no ways beholden to the Republican philosophy in the media has taken a toll on the base. There's more, but it's inside politics stuff. Take my word for it, his campaign model is flawed.
The base who have chosen to make a primary vote statement did so not to advance Maria CantVOTEwell, but to tell Mikey, wake The F*** UP!
What would you do?
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