Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tucker Folding Under National Pressure?

Tucker Watkins, just weeks ago:

Watkins said 15 unit chairpersons took a straw vote a few months ago, with 10 voting in favor of a convention.

Today, after Hurt went up to DC to beg the NRCC to do more to help his campaign:

ifth District GOP Chairman Tucker Watkins said Wednesday that he didn’t know how many committee members were leaning toward a convention or how many might prefer a primary. A third possible nominating process, called a party caucus, doesn’t have much support, Watkins said.

So in just days Tucker has gone from knowing that 10 out of 15 unit chairpersons favored a convention to having no idea.

Coincidence? I think not. The NRCC is trying to shove a primary down the throats of the 5th District in order to get Hurt nominated. And Tucker is folding under their pressure.

1 comment:

  1. The Lynchburg Tea Party has an email campaign going right now to try and influence the Republican committee chairs to choose a convention over a primary. I'm working on a blog post on the LTP blog with some of the replies folks have gotten from these people. Folks have received some pretty nasty responses from some of the committee chairs. I guess the R's don't believe you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.