Risky strategy since McCain didn’t even carry his home precinct during presidential bid
This missive has been hitting mailboxes:
Dear Fellow Precinct Committeeman:
I am running for the Chairmanship of District 11 and I want your vote.
The Republican Party and its message of smaller government, low taxation, personal responsibility, a strong national defense, and respect for human life are not attracting voters in sufficient numbers to allow us to enact policies consistent with our principles. We are getting out registered nationally and locally at astounding rates. We are being out fund-raised and out spent by a factor of four to one. Even more worrisome is that registered Republicans are voting for Democrats in large numbers. Both Harry Mitchell and Gabrielle Giffords are holding Republican majority seats. In District 11, a Democrat, Eric Meyer, received the most votes for the House of Representatives on his first run for the office.
Nationally a large part of the reason for our failure is that too many Republicans have stopped standing firm for fiscal responsibility, low taxation, and reduced regulation. As a result the perceived difference between the parties has diminished. But that is not the only reason for our recent retreat.
Another reason that voters are abandoning us is that in recent years Republicans have spent too much time and effort concentrating on the few matters that divide us, and insufficient time concentrating on the multitude of issues that separate us from the Democrats. This country just elected a President that believes it is the government’s job to “spread the wealth around”. It’s astonishing. We must fight back.
In order to fight back we must once again attract people to the party. And in doing that we will attract more flies with honey than vinegar. In District 11, we start that process by making ALL Republicans welcome. All Republicans need to be allowed and encouraged to participate and help the cause. We need to remember Ronald Reagan’s famous 11th commandment and stop spending our precious time denigrating our own party members and representatives.
I promise you that if elected District Chairman I will keep the meetings short, informative, and positive. I firmly believe that if we spend more time smiling before Election Day, we will find we spend a lot more time smiling after Election Day.
I have appreciated the support you have given me in the past when I had the honor of representing District 11. I would appreciate your vote now for Chairman of Republican Legislative District 11. If you have any questions please call me.
NOTE: Although the former McCain staffer included his home address along with work and cell phone numbers, we have omitted them in the interest of privacy. The Seeing Red AZ audience is considerably larger than his intended recipients of District 11 precinct committeemen