Kansas GOP Insider (wannabe): A Coronation Tonight?

Monday, December 10, 2012

A Coronation Tonight?

Third District Delegates will elect delegates to the state GOP committee tonight.

I've heard very, very little about what will go down at tonight's gathering.

What I do know:

There will be at least two separate slates of delegates. As is typical, there will likely be crossover -- some individuals will make it onto both slates.

As for leadership, I only know of one slate -- that of Vicki Sciolaro and Gavin Ellzey.

The state committee assists in penning the state party's platform. I'm going to be repetitive, but I'll say these things again in hopes that maybe, just maybe, tonight's voters will take these things into consideration.

Candidates for all offices and delegates who are not already public officials should be given preference over those who already serve in public office. I personally believe the Republican Party should be a bottom-up party and not the other way around. Gov. Sam Brownback et. all should not be writing the platform. He should represent the platform as it is written by members of the party. Of course, his input, as well of the input of other elected officials, should be considered. (And ideally, we should all be on the same page, but realistically, there is room for discussion and disagreement on certain points.)

Candidates who will actually attend the state committee meetings should also be given preference. It's bizarre the number of people who end up on these slates and as delegates who rarely bother to show. As it's done today, I'm not sure there's anyway to account for who shows but voters tonight, it is something you should consider as you cast a ballot tonight.

Tonight's delegates will assist in electing new statewide party leadership. To date, I only know of one slate, but that could change. Those elected tonight will determine how partywide leadership shakes out. Will it be Kelly Arnold and friends or someone else.

P.S. If you know of another slate running for statewide leadership or for Third District leadership and would like to send me a message, feel free to private message me on Twitter, email me, or leave an anonymous comment.

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