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Vail Daily letter: Demise of the GOP

Dr. Michael Schneider
Vail, CO, Colorado

I awoke one morning in September 2009 and realized what had happened to our political system. Congress was overgrown with self-serving political hacks. Our state in a fiscal crisis.

I decided to attempt to do something about it and formed the Vail Valley 9.12 Project.

We organized caucus lectures and went to the caucuses. We became first-time delegates and along with thousands of other like-minded individuals, we attended the largest Republican State Assembly in Colorado history.

We voted in the Republican primary, along with almost 200,000 Republican voters and elected Dan Maes to be the Republican candidate in the Colorado gubernatorial election. He won the nomination with the most votes ever cast in Colorado Republican primary history.

Now, GOP Chairman Dick Wadhams and Tom Tancredo have created a situation in order to manipulate the process to force Dan Maes to step down so that 13 of the 24 members of the Colorado Republican Executive Committee can choose a candidate to replace him. In doing so they would abrogate the constitutional voting rights of 200,000 Colorado voters.

Shame on them all!

If this is allowed to happen, I will become unaffiliated until a real grassroots political party emerges from the ruins. I encourage all like-minded individuals to do the same.

Dr. Michael Schneider

Organizer Vail Valley 9.12 Project

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