As a life long Republican, I have to tell you that I am very excited about the direction the County Party is moving in. There is excitement and purpose that have been lacking for decades. The sheer numbers of people showing up for candidate announcements alone is exciting.
We all know that in the past, the county party lacked leadership and wasn't exactly open to new faces (Ha!! that puts it mildly). With Terry Casey at the helm and Renita Fennick directing, the change is obvious. People from all walks of life are coming out to events and frankly, that is a good thing. I have read at some other local blogs that it is just the same as it was in times past. That couldn't be farther from the truth!!
I encourage all to come to this Thursday's Lincoln day to meet the candidates. Some of the local boys have been writing that only registered Republican candidates can address the audience. While that is true, I would bet that every single person running for judge will be there and I think everybody should come out to meet them and get a sense of who you will be voting for. More importantly, I'd like you to come out and talk to the people in attendance. You will see that it is not the "Old Rich Man's Club" that you have been led to believe. The people that will be there will be your neighbors, co-workers, and gasp, maybe even your friends.
I will be there and hope to see you there.