Jim Greer is Not Making Friends
Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer is not endearing himself to conservatives. There is a Facebook group called "Is Jim Greer an alien?" Being mocked by the party's base is not a good sign. At issue is Greer actively supporting Charlie Crist over Marco Rubio in the Republican Senate primary. Another issue is Greer's unwillingness to have transparency for the credit card expenses of former Florida House Speaker Ray Samson. Former RNC finance chairman Al Hoffman has taken issue with the latter. Lawson is asking Greer to resign.
As a former finance chairman of several gubernatorial campaigns, finance co-chair of two presidential campaigns, as well as finance chair of the Republican National Committee (twice) I am writing to express my opinion that It is time for you to resign.
It is time for you to resign in order to end the excessive, irresponsible, unethical, and perhaps illegal spending that has marked your administration and has moved the Republican Party from millions of dollars in surplus at the time you took office to millions of dollars in deficit by the end of this month.
It is time for you to resign in order to restore faith in the ability of the party to spend wisely and restore confidence in the many of our donor base who have withheld giving as long as you are at the helm, myself included.
It is time for you to resign in order for all Republican candidates to have a better chance for success in 2010, a critical election year. They simply cannot try to run viable campaigns at the same time they are bound by the yoke of trying to defend their party chairman's actions and off the wall statements.
It is time for you to resign in order to avoid a near certain disastrous public spectacle if the rest of the party leadership is forced to resort to removing you from office this coming year.
Finally, it is time for you to resign for your own best interests and more importantly, for the good of the party to have fresh and strong leadership that is above reproach
Greer is not going to resign. Gov. Crist and Attorney General Bill McCollum are in difficult races. The Florida Republican status quo needs Greer right where he is at.