Archive for December, 2009
“The chorus of Republican officials calling for the ouster of state GOP Chairman Jim Greer grew louder Thursday as at least 50 party officials signed a letter calling for a secret-ballot vote on rescinding Greer’s chairmanship.”
“As a crecendo of calls for his resignation grew around him, Greer insisted he won’t quit. Crist’s campaign for the U.S. Senate issued a statement of support, saying the governor believes his hand-picked party chief is “the right guy” to l
But Allen Cox, the party’s vice chairman, circulated a four-point petition among Republican State Committee members calling for Greer’s ouster at a meeting in Orlando Jan. 8-9. The state party’s annual meeting is already set for those dates and Greer said he will be happy clear the air with committee members.”
“Crist’s support has fallen from 53% in August to 49% in October. Rasmussen Reports noted at the time, “The fact that Crist has fallen below 50% in a primary against a lesser known opponent suggests potential vulnerability……”
It’s showing up in the form of conservative primary challengers against candidates blessed by the party establishment – a strange phenomenon in a party known for tightly controlled, wait-your-turn politics.
“If you tried to devise a strategy for destroying the Republican Party in Florida, you couldn’t do much better than this,” said retired University of South Florida political scientist Darryl Paulson, a Republican and a former Heritage Foundation fellow.
“This has given us an opportunity to rediscover the roots of the party,” said Marco Rubio, who is making national headlines with his challenge to Florida Gov. Charlie Crist in the Republican U.S. Senate primary. “The vast majority of Americans support limited government.”
“Want to motivate the wimpy Republicans-In-Name-Only to start following the Constitution? Want better conservative Republican Party candidates with a chance to win the primary and general elections? Then volunteer IMMEDIATELY to become a Republican Party precinct committeeman. Precinct committeemen elect the leadership within the Party and vote to endorse the Republicans in the primaries. The more conservatives in the precinct “