I'll repeat the endorsement letter here, under the assumption that Jim Rich would like it to get wide circulation:
I wholeheartedly support you in your re-election bid as Chairman of the 10th Congressional District Republican Committee. Your District needs a stable, experienced, and steady hand to guide the Republican Party. The only candidate standing for election to that office which fits that criteria is you. Your support for the GOP has been unwavering.
In times of turmoil and change, both within the Party and the nation, we need to have consistent leaders who have been through the battles. We need leaders who have earned their experience the hard way–by working for it. While this may be a new concept for some, leadership still demands experience. You have it in droves.
Whenever our Party needs you, we always know you will be standing at the intersection of competency and reason.
You have the political maturity and steadfast judgment to weather any situation our Party may experience. Since joining the RPV State Central Committee in 2001– first as a state central member and later as a District Chairman–I have gained excellent insight from your words of wisdom. Our party needs your experience and wisdom to maintain a seat at the table as we chart our way through the political future.
Best wishes to you in your re-election as Chairman of the 10th District Republican Committee.
Wayne J. Ozmore, Jr., Chairman
In other words,Vote for Rich, because he's the incumbent.
Let's look more closely: Here are the things that this endorser thinks are the greatest strengths of Rich for the job:
- He's Stable
- He's Experienced
- He's Steady (synonym: stable!)
- He's Unwavering (synonym: stable!)
- He's Consistent (synonym: stable!)
- He's Experienced
- He's competent
- He has reason
- He's mature
- He's steadfast
- did I mention he's experienced
- He has Wisdom
You think somewhere he could have found the time to say Rich was a good leader who attracted new members and turned out the votes. Maybe he ran out of paper.
This sentence takes the cake though, for saying a lot of words that are, in the end, meaningless:
Our party needs your experience and wisdom to maintain a seat at the table as we chart our way through the political future.
Apparently, there is this table, see, and our party only has one seat at this table, and if we don't re-elect Rich we will lose the only seat at the table we have. For some reason, it is at this table, where Republicans only have one seat now, that our way through the political future is being charted. If Rich is gone, someone will be charting out way through that future, but it won't be us, because we will have lost our seat at the table.
Because Rich apparently is really good at staying in the seat at the table, with his steadfastness, experience, and stability. No chair-rocker, Rich knows how to keep all four legs firmly in the intersection of reason and wisdom, at the table of the future where our path is charted.