Splitting is something that I was taught to do as a child and like to believe that I taught my children to do. Kind of like sharing. Split the sandwich, split the last piece of pie. If you and your brother cleaned the garage, spit the proceeds. I have done a lot of splitting in my life. I split from my parents when (I thought) I could support myself. I split the rent with my first roommate. I split from my first husband when –ok let’s not go there.
You can split an infinitive. You can split stocks. You can spit hairs. You can split an atom. What you cannot split is the vote for a party’s candidate if you want to win an election. If you really want to win an election it is necessary for your party to come together and stand behind one candidate. It is critical to have one representative of the party’s platform. One person who can lead us into battle and have a chance to actually have a Republican elected in this liberal swamp we call California.
June 5th we will go to the polls to vote for the one person we believe has the best shot at defeating whatever candidates the Democrats through at us. The key word being ONE. One person we can get behind and show solidarity for as a party. That is the key to winning an election. If you are a Republican and you seriously want to see a Republican with a victory in this state, why would you continue to split your party’s vote by running against your own party? Be the better person and step aside in order to insure us at least a chance.
If the Republican vote in the June primary is split between two Republican candidates, we will insure that come Nov, there will be two Democrat candidates on the ballot. The top two vote getters in the primary will go on to the general election regardless of party affiliation so unless we get behind one candidate, whether it be for the gubernatorial or congressional races, we will have no choice. Do we want to be put in the positions once again where we have no Republican candidate on the ballot?
There is such a split in our country right now. The left and the right have dramatically different views about how our government should be run. I never remember such ugly divisiveness in my life time. I will gladly stand against the liberal faction and support my conservative values. What I cannot do is stand divided and split from my own party.
Will we once again split the vote and shoot ourselves in the foot by losing everything because we cannot stand together? “United we stand, divided we fall.” Let us not fall again on June 5th.