[My transcript of interview with Emmett Hanger on April 11, 2008]
This was just a personal thing with - ah - with, unfortunately, with Mr. Michael and his small band of followers. I would also say a number of the people who were there supporting him last night were also supporters of mine, and if there's a common denominator we have it's that they're good Christian folks who have been led to believe that he is the right person for the job.
It has very little to do with Republican politics; in fact, the, ah, what I'm finding is that people have a tremendous distaste for the way Republican politics is being practiced as far as party operations -- ah -- but you have this group ...
... and you also have these splinter groups that you and I have talked about before and I would certainly now, if I haven't before, add American for Prosperity to that list. It's a group that is perhaps well-intentioned but is being used by individuals to further their own careers and ambitions and it was a part of the problem there last night that you have people with these splinter groups that are trying to hold certain people in office.
I think the Party is fine because the Party stands for a group of principles. The leadership group there is in control of the Party or actually a small group of people and unfortunately you find that throughout the state, there are pockets of that...
There's a race going on for 6th District Chairman and with the current race for chairman of the party where you have a fairly brash delegate who has more of an in-your-face way of operating going up against what is perceived as an established person who has been trying to build the party for a while so you have that dynamic going on.
Post a Comment