By Stephen Frank, California Political News and Views
The California Republican Party is one of the few GOP parties in the nation that does not endorse President Trump for re-election. Now we know why. From the L.A. Times, “If the leader of the California Republican Party had her way, GOP candidates in this state would never mention President Trump’s name.”
Yet, by tradition she will lead the Republican delegation at the national convention and announce our votes for Trump (unless they just do it as a voice vote)
You may have been receiving numerous donation requests from the California Republican Party to support Trump, to volunteer for Trump. If the CRP refuses to endorse Trump, how is the money being spent that was raised in his name? How will the volunteers be used, if you are getting GOP candidates to ignore the President?
The bigger problem with this is that if she believes her theory on 2020 California politics, why tell the Times, the Democrats and the public. This will force the media and Democrats to hound every GOP candidates, “Yes or No, do you support the re-election of President Trump?” Rusty Hicks, the chair of the Democrat Party, being paid HALF of what Chair Patterson is being paid (Hicks gets $127,500 a year—with massive voter registration efforts, Patterson gets paid $250,000 a year with NO voter registration effort. Oh, has candidates for less than 2/3 of the legislative offices on the ballot.)
What will President Trump do? What will his supporters do? By the way, since Trump is going to win in November, a California GOP member of Congress will be able to do more for the State than if Sanders wins. Why not go with the President?
The views and opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official position of Citizens Journal.
Stephen Frank: Is the the publisher and editor of the California Political News and Views. Mr. Frank speaks all over California and appears as a guest on several radio shows each week. He has also served as a guest host on radio talk shows and is a full time political consultant. http://capoliticalnews.com/