by Martin Gottlieb
Hat tip: DAYTON DAILY NEWS
If I were Seth Morgan, I’d go for it, too.
The extremely junior Republican state rep from Huber Heights is taking flak for his decision to run for state auditor against the choice of the state party organization.
Kent Moore, chairman of the party in Belmont County (on the West Virginia border) said last week, “I’ll be happy to explain to Seth that the reason he will not receive the support of this chairman at this time is not because I believe in ‘waiting your turn,’ as Seth assumes to be the case, but because he needs to learn to respect the GOP and its elected leaders, before he can expect to earn our support.”
Given the standing of “elected leaders” with the public, opposition like that could put Morgan over the top.
True, Republican primary voters are often presented as hierarchical and conservative people who believe in respect for leaders and believe in waiting one’s turn in line. Big-resume figures such as John McCain, Bob Dole and the first George Bush routinely were nominated for president over more conservative candidates with lesser resumes.
But Morgan’s opponent in the primary is not exactly John McCain, and, anyway… Well, let’s start at the beginning.
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