Can you remember the Patriots’ player who after a fabulous game showed up late for practice? I cannot. You probably cannot either. Why? Because our coach had the guts to do what was best for the team and cut him.
Why do I mention this? Almost one year ago the GOP had a disastrous state convention. There was hanky panky with the numbers trying to keep Charlie Baker’s opponent off the ticket. (There would not have had to be any fixing of the numbers if the darn thing did not drag on and on. People left!) This fixing of the ballots cost the Party $200,000! That’s money taken away from our candidates, our messaging, our registering more voters, our building grassroots, etc.
Where is the accountability? Why wasn’t senior level management held accountable for attempted fixing of the convention? It damaged our party’s integrity and hurt our candidates. Was the executive director fired? No, he now works for the Baker administration. Did we get a new Chairperson? No, she got a $90,000 pay check.
(I am sure all the administration hacks will try to spin this, but at the end of the day this screw up cost our party $200,000. There is no good justification if you are true Republican loyalist.)
Please keep this in mind when voting on March 1st. We need a new state committee that will restore integrity and not hurt our candidates.