The news media has been reporting protests from Mike Huckabee’s campaign manager of your calling the results of Saturday’s caucuses for John McCain prior to the final count.
” I’m even more confident now,” Esser said. “These latest batch of results confirms what I said last night. It’s a close race, but it’s clear Sen. McCain will win the Washington state precinct caucuses. ”
MY WAY February 11, 2008.
” will win “?
As Chairman of the Washington State Republican Party it is not your position to be ” even more confident now ” that your candidate ” will win ” , it is your responsibility to be accurate and fair in making statements concerning the Washington State Republican Party.
Although John McCain may become the numerical winner in the delegate count to the district and county conventions, to state that as a fact prior to the final delegate count is neither accurate nor fair.
I believe your pronouncement was intended to give momentum to the McCain campaign in deference to ardent McCain supporter Rob McKenna, titular head of the Washington State Republican Party by nature of his position as Washington State Attorney General, and the Liberal leadership of the Washington State Republican Party.
The Huckabee campaign has reason to be concerned about the accuracy and honesty of your pronouncement.
The Washington State Republican Party has a history of slander, intimidation and violence against Conservatives (and those ‘too Christian’) in the Washington State Republican Party and when that fails and they run for public office as a Republican, the Liberal leadership of the Washington State Republican Party has used party apparatus to deny Conservatives (and those ‘too Christian’) their right to resources and support of the Washington State Republican Party, giving de facto support to Liberal Democrat candidates.
The Huckabee campaign has reason to be concerned.
As a Republican, a Republican Precinct Committee Officer, a Republican candidate for County and State Office, and a Mitt Romney delegate, I formally request that you withdraw your statement that Rob McKenna’s candidate John McCain was the “winner” of the GOP caucuses until which time that is actually established. And I request you do respond to questions about actions by the Washington State Republican Party leadership in the running of the caucuses and be open and honest with the Huckabee campaign in their attempt to determine what actually transpired during the caucus delegate count.
In the best interests of the Washington State Republican Party,
Brian Thomas / elected Republican PCO precinct 1915
Republican Nominee King County Council
Republican Candidate Washington State Senate