Blaise Ingoglia's public response to the "Republican Political Malfunction" is both an insult and disappointment.
If we assume no Republican deception was intended, the honorable Republican response should have been a strong apology. Instead what was forthcoming was a blatant attempt to transfer blame to the Supervisor of Elections.
With no Republican Party contact phone information or address, coupled with the very small print indicating the letter was paid for by the Republican Party, recipients would certainly be led to believe the "solicitation" was an official letter from the Supervisor of Elections.
Shame on you Blaise Ingoglia! Shame on you Republican Party! Do the right thing, apologize, move on, and don't behave badly again.
Hernando County residents deserve better. Win honestly or lose.
Democrat and candidate for Hernando County Commission District 1
Let's get focused
Mr. Ingoglia, as usual, tells the people half truth by saying that President Obama has already put not one, but two liberal activist justices on the highest court in the land.
The President, any president, does not appoint justices to the Supreme Court, he merely recommends candidates. The Senate approves the recommended candidates.
Mr. Ingoglia as a State Republican Party official should not mislead the people by telling them only half truth. The Republican Party is devoting so much time and efforts to the presidency campaign that it is overlooking the Senate and the House of Representatives.
I will agree with Mr. Ingoglia that this is the most important election in our entire nation's history. Therefore, this is probably one of the best year for the Republicans to capture the Senate, and increase the majority in the House.
The Senate is up for grabs, but the Republicans do not seem to care. The odds of success there are higher than in defeating the incumbent president. The Republican Party should focus its energies on the attainable goal of winning a Senate majority.
Democrats currently have only a slim, 53-47 majority in the Senate, and of the 33 seats being contested this year, 10 are currently held by Republicans and 23 by Democrats. Ten sitting Senators are retiring and seven of them are Democrats.
Even if Obama is re-elected, a Republican majority in both houses of Congress will be able to block the president's initiatives, stop him from recommending liberal judges and any other officials, and exert real influence over the national agenda.
If we have a majority, with a strong conservative voice in both houses of Congress, it doesn't matter what we have in the White House.
By the way, I am a conservative Republican, and I am proud.
Anthony R. Palmieri