Letter to the Editor,
As a recovering Politician and Ex-Republican, now unenrolled, I was so looking forward to voting in my first Primary this March 3rd asking for a Democrat Ballot , and casting my vote for Bernie Sanders, as I feel that Trump will certainly make the election season entertaining with a challenger like Bernie.
However, in keeping the spirt of, “all politics are local’, the Republican ticket has some interesting races. Republican State Committee Man & Woman seats are on the March 3rd Ballot.
Over the years here on Cape Cod and the Islands the Republican Party has lost many (estimated 3000) registered voters. I am going to assume they, like myself, choose to register as Unenrolled (Independent) because of the feeling the Party was no longer representing our values and positions.
The two party system is lost on Cape Cod. Yes we have a Far Left leaning Democratic Party with great representation, but the current Cape Cod Republican Party is more like a Left to Center Democratic Party.
As a firm supporter of Term Limits, and since the current positions are filled with long tenured individual’s, that one could argue have done little as Cheerleaders to the Party, except lose 3000 members, I may just give up the opportunity to vote for Bernie and attempt to regain the members, like myself, and vote to restructure the Republican Party.
I get to select Republican Cape and Islands State Committee Man & Woman and will be casting my vote for Adam Lange (Committeeman) and Andrea St.Germain (Committeewoman).
Those of you in the Upper Cape area get to select the Republican Plymouth & Barnstable State Committee Man & Woman my suggesting for change will be Linda Zuern (Committeewoman) and Jay McMann (Committeeman)
The most important thing is to get out and VOTE on March 3rd. The Democrats have many selections with party-changing implications, but so do we Ex-Republicans now unenrolled.
Leo Cakounes, Recovering Politician