Nov 13, 2013

Woodman's Controversial Letter

Thanks to Bernie O'Hare, everybody in the local blogosphere knows who Wayne Woodman is; according to Bernie, he's Scott Ott's puppet-master. I personally never subscribed to that theory, but then again, I think more of Woodman and Ott than Bernie does. Yesterday, Woodman, as Republican Party Chairman, sent out an email summing up the election. He praised Scott Ott for running a positive campaign, and yet remaining competitive. He complimented the victors in Lower Macungie, but wondered if they were Republicans of convenience. One victor, blogger Ron Beitler, already took exception to that insinuation. But, what brings me to this post, is a thank you to Scott Armstrong, for his efforts in the Allentown school board election. Scott had been critical of Woodman's lack of attention in regard to Allentown. Bob Smith Jr., has stated that he believes that the Republican abandonment of Allentown cost Ott the election. I wondered if Woodman's overture to Armstrong indicated a change in strategy for future elections. In reality, school board members cross file. The only candidate registered only as a Republican lost, coming in last. We will see in the next election if Woodman continues to court Armstrong, and if the party gives Allentown more attention.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Interesting. Would it be possible to post a copy of the letter.

michael molovinsky said...

@10:09, i choose not to do that, but besides for thanking some young republicans from muhlenberg college for their campaign work, i outlined the letter pretty completely.

Anonymous said...

Love or hate Woodman he's right on two accounts.

He's accurate about Scott Armstrong's efforts in Allentown.

Ron Beitler is a RINO but the guys he beat were that horrible as elected officials nobody cared. He's a bright spot in an otherwise mess of a township.

Rob Hamill said...

Ron can explain the free market principles of his version of smart growth better than his opponents could explain why lining their own pockets is the pinnacle of governance. Ron will be a moral hard working comissioner.

Guy Williams said...

For God sakes people give Ron a chance. He is bright, hard working and is capable of putting up with all the political bullshit. Lets not forget Reagan ,one of the republican greats, was a Dem early on and president of a union.