Some in Maine urge keeping Charlie Webster: Probably wise, despite how weird that sounds.Submitted by SteveMartin on Tue, 05/08/2012 - 06:56
I heard it with my own ears at this past weekend's state convention, even AFTER it was known we had taken control of the Maine State Republican Committee (which hires/fires the State party Chairman.)
Not sure what is going on with that, but the stated reasons were that "he is a good organizer, and a good fundraiser" and also that, "we need him to keep the current GOP legislators, etc., active within the party structure."
While there is certainly some truth to some of that, Charlie was responsible for the disastrous organization of both the Maine Caucuses and the State Convention. His fundraising ability comes from his close ties to the Olympia Snowe machine and the crony capitalists who suck at the government teat in Augusta.
The second half of the reasoning, regarding keeping current legislators involved with us is an interesting point. I am sure many of them would walk if we pushed freedom/liberty positions to fast and too hard. That was already proven when the Maine GOP House Speaker Bob Nutting sent out a memo Saturday night (after it was apparent we'd taken over the convention) telling all the RINO candidates for the Maine House and Senate NOT TO SHOW UP AT THE CONVENTION ON SUNDAY. (There are only a handful of liberty candidates at present.)
Victories can be perilous and messy, but we probably be ought to at least have avenues for discussions of such sticky issues. DP is here for that, thank goodness!
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