Robert Maginn makes a very smart move tapping former Congressman Peter Blute as deputy chair. Blute brings a wealth of electoral experience. More importantly Blute has his eyes on the prize; a competitive two-party state that can only benefit Massachusetts.
When he was considering a bid, Blute told the News Service he supports a “big tent” approach to building the Republican Party, accepting moderate thinkers and reaching out to minority voters. He added, “We could either be totally shut out of the federal offices, or we could begin the slow building of a two-party competitive state.”
His first task, in my humble opinion, should be to tone down the useless RINO hunters who are always eager to purge less conservative prospects from the part. The Big Tent idea is an important one.