May 07, 2006
Candidate selection is hard work

The Harris County GOP precinct chairs within CD22 had a little meeting yesterday to get to know the potential Chosen Ones a bit better. I think this pretty much sums up the whole process:

In closed-door sessions, potential nominees handed out copies of their questionnaires and gave presentations to the roughly 50 precinct chairs. The replacement nominee for the November ballot will be selected by a four-member committee of precinct chairs — one each from Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston and Harris counties.

The questionnaires were not made public.

"We are getting all the decision-makers together in one room," said Kathy Haigler, a precinct chair from Deer Park.

Trust us, you voters. We know what's best for you. Don't worry your pretty little heads over the details.

During the sessions, the candidates were asked, among other things, about immigration and homeland security, two high-priority issues among GOP voters, Haigler said.

Also, candidates were asked if they thought they possessed "electability."

Did you ask if any of them possessed any "Elvis"? Seriously. Look at the list of Chosen One wannabees: Wallace, Howard, Sekula Somethingorother, Jackson, Talton, Andy Meyers, Tom Campbell, etc etc etc. Do any of them strike you as having That Certain Something? Any of them at all?

(Okay, okay, Andy Meyers is at the forefront of the war on naughty baked goods, an effort that got him Farked on Friday. I suppose you have to have a little Elvis in you for that.)

Put it this way: Let's pretend this is May of 2005. Tom DeLay has announced his retirement, setting off a mad scramble in the GOP primary for CD22. Would you make any of these folks the favorite? That's perhaps not a fair question, because in such a scenario Bob Eckels or Paul Bettencourt might be in the mix. But they're not, and maybe that's an indicator about this year's race. Maybe the reason there's not much star power here is that the real bright lights don't see this as such favorable electoral terrain.

Just a thought. More to contemplate from Capitol Annex, where Vince gives his Photoshop muscles a flex, Fort Bend Now, Truth Serum, and Juanita.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on May 07, 2006 to Election 2006 | TrackBack

To read the questions which are Christmas candy for Democrats please see this link. It asks the Republican Congress Member wannabes to pledge to evict the UN from the US, to overturn the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution provision for citizenship for those born in the US, putting the military on the border of the us, putting a ban on all stem cells, a ban on all abortions, gays etc other issues that no doubt help your Democrat nominee in my district for US Rep. Nick Lampson and by the way Judge Eckels prefers Robert since his father was Harris County Commissioner Bob Eckles.

Posted by: Burt Levine on May 7, 2006 5:25 PM

It's like "Dance of the Cicadas".

Today it's a party, but eventually empty shells will litter the landscape.

Posted by: PDiddie on May 7, 2006 7:14 PM

Link to questionnaire at my site. Find out if you could replace DeLay or even be a Republican.

Posted by: Easter Lemming on May 8, 2006 3:18 AM

Sorry Burt, I had found the questionnaire, made a post and commented before looking at your comment.

Posted by: Easter Lemming on May 8, 2006 3:21 AM