I think that your comments about the meeting last night at Republican HQ are somewhat misleading. One could deduce from your comments that the entire meeting was a heated criticism of Whitman’s stance on Prop 23. While I agree with you that the Whitman staffers could have handled the questions in a better manner, those in attendance also expressed much support for Meg Whitman’s run for Governor —especially Ted Gaines who had previously supported Poizner in the primary.
“It was entirely acceptable for you and others in the audience to curteously question the Whitman campaign on her Prop 23 position, express your disappointment, and encourage her to reassess her position. You crossed the line, however, when you openly declared your doubt about even voting for her. This event was the Grand Opening of our Republican HQ.
“Its objective was to create enthusiasm, unify our party behind our Republican candidates and recruit volunteers. Using our Grand Opening venue to aggressively express your disdain for our gubernatorial candidate was divisive and inappropriate for the venue. The Left has a clear strategy to divide our party for their benefit in the upcoming election. You contributed to that strategy last night.”
Here’s my two cents worth: When commenting here, Rich has kept more of a “poker face” approach in his comments, so this candid remark was refreshing. My only quibble is with Rich’s last sentence “about the Left’s clear strategy to divide our party.” From my perspective, the GOP has been doing this to itself, and I’m just holding up a mirror. There’s always a lot of material too.
After all, most of us are in the middle.