Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 10:46pm | Edit Note | Delete
I had a major insight into how difficult it is for new candidates to run for office. One told of how he went to already elected Republicans asking for pointers on how to get elected. The politician 'really gave me the cold shoulder.' Another person running the first time was making a critical error on their ballot petition form. No one in the local county Republican party structure was giving any advise and in fact was discouraging perspective candidates from running. The Republican bureaucrats only want 'their guys to run.' I want to work to create a structure to help Florida candidates.
I will still publicly state that the Republican Party of Florida and many of it's corresponding county Republican Executive Committees have no interest in allowing new candidates to have a chance at getting elected. I have seen to many examples of candidates getting 'the call' from their Republican County Chairman or state level officers telling them that, 'This is not the race for you.' They understood all too clearly that they would receive little help from the party.
And what Jim Greer has done with meddling in countless races is just shameful.
If the Florida Republican Party wanted a strong dynamic on-going grassroots network they would have built one years ago. As it is the county structures are weak and kept this way for a variety of reasons and in a variety of ways. ... See More
I believe this sad state of affairs pervades the Republican Party of Florida because leadership is more interested in acquiring large amounts of money to perpetuate their control of the party. A large party would be an obstacle to Greer and his cronies maintaining that control.
October 5, 2009 at 11:44pm ·