GOP aban­dons its real can­di­dates

The Washington Times Daily - - Editorial -

I’ve fi­nally had it with the Repub­li­can Party. Their aban­don­ment of Vir­ginia Repub­li­can gu­ber­na­to­rial can­di­date Ken Cuc­cinelli prior to the elec­tion on Tues­day was shame­ful and dis­gust­ing.

This elec­tion was a pos­si­ble-to-win race — had Mr. Cuc­cinelli had the sup­port of the na­tional party and the Cham­ber of Com­merce. I have voted for ev­ery Repub­li­can pres­i­dent since Eisen­hower, but I am giv­ing up my Repub­li­can reg­is­tra­tion for in­de­pen­dent sta­tus. In the “Peo­ple’s Repub­lic of Mary­land,” Repub­li­cans have al­most no voice in Congress.

The Repub­li­can Party no longer speaks for me; it keeps shoot­ing its own can­di­dates. Newly re-elected New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is just another “Demo­crat lite.” I don’t want to vote for Mr. Christie for pres­i­dent. I wish some of our strong con­ser­va­tive lead­ers would band to­gether and start a “Con­ser­va­tive Party” to com­pete in 2016. This would be a party that would come from Democrats, Repub­li­cans and in­de­pen­dents who are all very un­happy with both of the cur­rent par­ties. JAN­ICE RUSS Beltsville

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