Update: NY – 23: Enemies I Don’t Want To Have
Update: A clarification due to a misunderstanding with the RNCC. Apparently a "no call" subject heading was meant as a question, as in, why no call first? A fair question I am addressing with them in email. So the notion that they did not want a call was a misinterpretation on my part.
Throughout the NY – 23 fiasco, I've maintained my allegiance to the GOP. I believe a third party run would be a disaster. But new media is what it is. And when trustworthy sources give you information solid enough to run with, you do. I don't anticipate being the final word on the NRCC in NY – 23 story. My only desire is to get to the truth so it can help to build a stronger GOP. That is precisely how new media works.
Sometimes simply going with the party line does not accomplish what is needed. Ultimately, the truth that matters most here is what Party insiders discover for themselves, conveying it as honestly as they can. Don't shoot the messenger, especially when he's on your side and willing to hear your point of view.
Today is the first day I heard from an NRCC staff member in almost if not a year. Two lines in two emails instructing me of their denial, seemingly informing me not to call, that was it. Woot! Woot! Gee, should I feel a part of the team given that I've been carrying water for them gladly on my own for five years? Would I be allowed to call if I were part of the MSM? Ironic that I'd wager they'd happily talk to them and will, even if they aren't exactly on their side. Sorry if I'm not overly impressed by the NRCC's concerns when I am doing my best to be fair.
NRCC staff are said to be very angry about Riehl's report, so by all means, read the whole thing.
I've heard that the TCOT Report may be coming up with something new, as well. I don't know anymore than that.