Monday, March 05, 2012

Kirby Wilbur: GOP Coalescing Around Romney

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With a turn out that exceeded expectations in many areas of the state, causing people to be turned away from some Republican caucuses Saturday from Sammamish to Spokane, those who participated gave Mitt Romney the win.

Some are suggesting too many people were turned away, creating an unfair outcome.

It was reported that 1500 were turned away in Kennewick. I was in Olympia Saturday and can tell you the caucus in Olympia was jammed with people and there were those turned away even though the voting was delayed in an attempt to include everyone.

Kirby Wilbur, the state Republican Party chairman, said the results will stand.

Wilbur told the Seattle Times he thinks the national party is finally coalescing around Romney.

He said, "I think it's possible the party is starting to gel. He's not Barack Obama, and he has a vision for our country. It's taken him a long time to make the sale, but maybe he's been able to do it."

Associated Press says Romney's win is worth at least 12 delegates. The final distribution of Washington's 43 delegates will be bound to a candidate at the state GOP convention in June.

I think Brad Shannon, with The Olympian, summed it up most correctly with his article, "Voters Have Different Favorites, Same Goal: Defeat Obama."

On a different note: Homosexual activists are beginning to contact people who signed the R-71 petitions. What I have seen so far has been intrusive, but not threatening, however, we need to keep a very close eye on this. I will be making a few more comments about it tomorrow. If you or someone you know has received a contact from an activist as a result of signing R-71, please let me know.

If you have not yet signed up to circulate petitions for I-1192 and R-74 please do so here.

Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Blessed.