Why Chris Cavey Gets My Vote
August 4, 2010 8 Comments
Politics are messy, even within our own party. Given that we’re sorely outnumbered by the Dems, it actually disheartens me to see Republicans run against each other in a primary, especially when there are uncontested races through out the state. But the truth is contested primaries are part of the democratic process, giving people a choice of whom they want representing them.
When it comes to the Central Committee, it becomes an even bigger issue on a microcosmic level. These people are not just elected to represent my views, their elected to represent the party that I align myself with (most of the time, at least). They’re job is to build the party, increase voter turn out, and do whatever it takes to get Republicans elected to office.
This year, our current Chairman of the Baltimore County Central Committee is running opposed by one, Tony Campbell. There are many reasons why I support Chris Cavey, but I only need to tell you about one; he supported me. I might seem driven and courageous on the outside, but diving into the political realm was no easy bout. In fact, it scared the hell out of me. Chris encouraged me to continue on, the face the obstacles, to not be deterred by the rhetoric, to brush aside the day to day mess of politics and move on. I would not be where I am today without his ability to nurture and coach. It was him who encouraged me to run for Central Committee and called me right after we started Strategic Victory Consulting (shameless plug) to congratulate us and offer his expertise. I admire and respect this man and encourage you to offer up your vote as well on September 14th.
Now, on the other side of the coin, I could also give many reasons why I don’t support Tony Campbell, but I really only need to give one. I don’t know Tony, never met him, and the only time I’ve heard his name mentioned in the last year was in reference to President Barack Husein Obama. Until he decided to run for Chair of the Central Committee, I didn’t need to know why or how he was somehow linked to Obama, now I do. It turns out that Tony led the “Republicans for Obama” campaign in 08′. Need I say more? I take very seriously the fact that when I’m on the Central Committee, I represent Republicans in my district. I seriously doubt that the majority of the Republican’s in Tony’s district were in favor of this alliance with one of the most liberal men in our country, a president hellbent on tearing down the American dream. I don’t care how valiant his rationale seems, I can’t in good conscience allow a man like that to chair my party. It’s pure insanity.
On September 14th, I will cast my vote for Chris Cavey for Chairman of the Baltimore County Republican Central Committee, and I encourage you to do the same. Given his position with the Ehrlich team, he’s unable to run his own campaign. Please consider doing something to help spread the word.