Below, is an analysis done by one of Moorlach’s chief campaign consultants in the 37th race. Although I agree with some of this analysis, with all do respect to Mr. Clark, I think he is giving himself and his other consultant colleagues way too much credit and he’s leaving out a huge contributor to John’s success!
What Mr. Clark doesn’t even bother to mention, is the tremendous grassroots’ conservative support that John received in this race and how instrumental it was in bringing him over the finish line last Tuesday! That support, coupled with the fact that Wagner was thoroughly exposed for being an amnesty supporter months before this election even started, were some of the main factors that led to John’s victory and even helped him avoid a run-off!
That grassroots’ support was an advantage that Wagner couldn’t even come close to matching! Despite Mr. Clark’s analysis, which seems to put too much emphasis on money, ads, and insider political strategy, what really brought John to victory last week was the dozens upon dozens of folks like us, local Patriots who hit the pavement everyday, knocking on doors, reaching out to voters directly, putting out signs, stuffing envelopes, volunteering, blogging, using social media, and generally working our tails off everyday to expose Wagner for the liar that he is and for highlighting our candidate’s excellent record!
I’m not trying to minimize Mr. Clark’s efforts as a consultant in this race, or any of the efforts of all of those who supported John and worked hard to get him elected, I just think a broader analysis of what went on here is in order!
I would describe John’s boots on the ground support from literally dozens of volunteers and local activists as the key to his success a week ago from today! I’m just saying that without the local Tea Party supporting John Moorlach and without Wagner’s record already being thoroughly vetted, especial on the amnesty letter issue, it is very possible that there might have been a different outcome in this race, or at least the spread might have been much closer!
This was a collective effort of mostly hard working volunteers, who had their noses to the grindstone every single day for John! I don’t think we can lose sight of that or underestimate the power of the grassroots in O.C. and how instrumental we were in beating back the establishment!
The fact is, Wagner did himself in with his deceptive campaigning, for getting in bed with the unions, for being an establishment stooge, and for advocating for amnesty for illegal aliens! If Assemblyman Wagner hadn’t ticked off so many of us in such a profound way, and if he hadn’t engaged in such dirty campaigning, it’s possible that this might have been a much closer race! We will never really know and it frankly doesn’t matter much anyway!
The point is John got elected and the 37th district will be well-represented because of it! We just need to always keep in the back of our minds and never forget those who participated in the deception in this race! I for one will have a long memory if these folks ever decide to run for re-election or for higher office again!
Wagner’s establishment supporters, folks like Janet Nguyen, Dana Rohrabacher, Jim Silva, the disgraced Tony (robo-Rack) Rackauckas, Ed Royce, and Mimi Walters, were among the many who aided in this deception! These folks better never complain in front of me how destructive and evil the public sector labor Unions are, having colluded with those very same greedy entities in this race to help Wagner!
I also better never hear them complain about how ugly politics has gotten when they spent several weeks in this race engaging in character assassination against Moorlach and being willing co-conspirators in the trashing of a good man!
I for one will never forget and you shouldn’t either! These folks will forever be a stain on Orange County politics and are complete sell-outs as far as I’m concerned! These folks should never be considered for public office again and have completely lost their credibility!
Meanwhile, John has already been sworn in as of this past Sunday and is currently on his way to Sacramento! We wish him all the best and we encourage him to keep up the fight and to always remember why he was elected! I trust that John will be an awesome representative and someone we will always be proud of!
Let’s keep John, his wife Trina, and the family in our prayers as they make the transition and continue to work hard on behalf of the taxpayers in O.C!
We also must be prepared to do this all over again next year, but probably not as intense! Remember, John will likely run for re-election in 2016! Once again, thanks to all the solid Patriots who contributed to this fantastic victory! Read below!
(Below, Don Wagner’s list of shame endorsements courtesy of David Whitley)
By: Kelly R. Hubbard