Monday, August 20, 2007

I have left the Republican Party

Today I went to the El Paso county offices to change my registration to "unaffiliated" from Republican. It was a big decision for me since I have been in the party for nearly 20 years. I will be running in 2008 as a general election candidate free from any party politics. I don't know if the strategy will work but it doesn't matter because it is the right thing to do. The party is off course and the party politics are undermining the efforts of good people in the congress. I think we need more non party candidates to run in 08 but I will not hold my breath.

So today marks the day "I left the party". I look forward to running over the parties in the election. Just a thought...


Mom said...

Rich, I'm glad you made that move, the Rep.Party needs a wake-up call. The party needs to start nominating people who will listen to their constituents rather than paid lobbyists. Both party's bases are decreasing, hence independents become very important. Love to all

Phil Gerbyshak said...

Good choice Rich! I think being your own man is always the best choice! Good luck my friend! You have my support!

Kenny said...


I have to disagree with your decision and I hope you reconsider. The reason I want you to reconsider is because the country needs good people like you running for office with a reasonable chance of winning. Running for and winning an election for a federal office - outside the party process - is next to impossible. I truly believe you will have a chance to win - but only if you run as a Republican.

I don't agree with 100% of what the Republican party stands for but I disagree with virtually 100% of what the Democratic Party stands for. By leaving the Republican party you are making it weaker...and in effect making the Democratic party stronger.

Rejoin the party and fix it from the inside...we need you!!!