I know, many readers here are saying David who? Craig is a 2014 Republican gubernatorial candidate wannabe* from Harford County, and is apparently following those erstwhile pied pipers— Maryland Republican ‘leaders’ Bob Ehrlich and Chris Cavey —- by organizing trips to Pennsylvania and Virginia to campaign for Romney.
I first asked about this bus-trip business here in August when Americans for Prosperity was pushing the plan as well. Take a minute and watch Governor Bob invite you to abandon Maryland for Virginia to campaign against Obamacare, Say what? What exactly is Romney’s position on the monstrosity—last I heard he was going to keep some of it.
And, how about some ‘repeal Obamacare’ buses right here in MD? Those of you in Hagerstown who stood in line in a hot August sun a thousand deep a few summers ago at Hagerstown Community College to tell Senator Ben Cardin (a leader on Obamacare in the Senate) what you thought of the Affordable Care Act know it is a hot button issue right here, right now. And, Cardin has a significant opponent in Dan Bongino! Why aren’t our Republican ‘leaders’ advertising Cardin’s major role in passing Obamacare?
In what is becoming a growing chorus, one volunteer grassroots organizer for the Bongino campaign, Fred Propheter, called David Craig out in an open letter in response to Craig’s facebook invitation this week and asks, why leave Maryland when we have lots to campaign for right here?
How many MARYLAND doors are you going to drive by on your way to PENNSYLVANIA or VIRGINIA?!?!?
An open letter to David Craig and the MDGOP,
David, with all due respect, I have to respond to your invitation to send Maryland volunteers out of state to campaign.
We have 1 Senate race here with a chap you may have heard of, Dan Bongino. He is in the fight of his life right now just as we, the state of Maryland is in the fight of our lifetimes. That is why you are running for Governor, isn’t it?
There are 8 congressional races, Nancy Jacobs, I think you may have heard of her, she is running to be your representative.
Andy Harris should be pretty safe thanks to his opponent, Wendy Rosen voting in 2 states…….
Faith Loudon, Frank Mirabile, Ken Timmerman, Eric Knowles, Delegate Tony O’Donnell.
Oh yes, and the godfather of MD’s Congressional delegation, Congressman Roscoe Bartlett facing his toughest battle in 10 terms.
After the crap pulled in Tampa, you remember, the voice vote that basically silenced the TEA Party’s voice, or so they think. And the total disrespect shown to Nicolee Ambrose and the flagrant punch to Dan Bongino, not being able to address the Maryland delegation. It’s funny though, Dan was invited to address the Utah delegation before he was even ‘wheels up’ on his way to Tampa for the RNC.
Now, to address the premise of your invitation. Why is it you and the MDGOP stalwarts are so eager to send volunteers OUT OF STATE to campaign? I received an email today from Del. Michael Hough inviting me to go to VIRGINIA to door knock & phone bank. I asked him, just as I am asking you; How many MARYLAND doors are you going to drive by on your way to PENNSYLVANIA or VIRGINIA?!?!?
Chris Cavey, Louis Pope, Alex Mooney, Audrey Scott, Diana Waterman and for God’s sake the Hagerstown (supposed) TEA Party, just to name a few, are all too willing to give up on the “Old Line” state. Whenever they are called on their decisions to send volunteers out of state, they make half-assed excuses and halfhearted attempts to appease we, the masses. We, the masses that have volunteered to sometimes numerous campaigns, toiled for hours door knocking, sign waving, stuffing envelopes and the always dreaded phone banking.
IT IS AN INSULT to every hardworking volunteer who have not only invested their hard earned money in an overtaxed economy but sweat equity as well, to get emails and ‘invites’ from so-called party bosses to GO OUT OF STATE to do the same thing that NEEDS TO BE DONE HERE IN MARYLAND!!!
I am ready to cut up my Republican card and mail it back to Alex Mooney and I know a lot of people like myself!!
CEDE NO GROUND!!
Volunteer for Bongino for US Senate
* I know, I know, we haven’t gotten through 2012 and the drumbeat has begun for 2014. In a quick search just now I found two bloggers’ comments on Craig’s gubernatorial ambitions you should have a look at. The Juicer (Maryland Juice) tells us that young Republicans favored him at a meeting earlier this summer, here. And Richard Cross at Cross Purposes had this to say in June, one day after the Juicer weighed in.