After attending the PAGOP Lincoln Day dinner in Harrisburg on February 12, 2010, the following day I FB messaged someone and asked: "Did you learn what I learned last night about the PAGOP?" The answer was, "I don't know Mike, what did you learn?" Here's my answer to that question:
That the PAGOP is in tune with itself, but not necessarily with the people of Pennsylvania. That the decisions had already been made about the candidates who would get the endorsements of the state committee weeks before the candidates went through the motions last night. That Tom Corbett wins the title of Mr. Warmth. Did you know that no Attorney General has ever won the governorship in Pennsylvania? Tom's demeanor gave us a reason why last night. That Sam Rohrer wins the title of Mr. Sincere. That there really does need to be a revolution in the Republican party so that it begins to represent those who it expects to vote for their candidates. That the room was filled with armed camps that just couldn't bear to applaude for someone who was running against their candidate. That unity in the PAGOP is a long way off. That the PAGOP is being dominated by those who have managed to take our party from control of both U.S. Senate seats, control of the governorship, the Lt. governorship, both state houses and decent representation in the U.S. House of Representatives to what we have today... barely holding onto the state senate, all in the 18 years that Barb and I have lived in Pennsylvania.
Oh, and that the GOP needs more candidates like you... so, are you going to take on Bob Casey for the people's seat in Pennsylvania? You see, I always end on a positive note that is hard to argue with.
Does that answer your question?