I invited Scott to express his opinion for this post;
Mike, speaking as a committee person and someone who has been part of the local committee leadership for years, I find Charlie's announcement troubling and yes,hypocritical. We have for year been told, and I myself have stressed the message that our responsibility is to defeat the Democrats. Many of us have supported Charlie even though over the years, his positions and rhetoric have been counter to basic Republican tenets. Now Charlie finds Trump's comments as something he cannot support. Fine! So the old adage of what's good for the goose is good for the gander comes to mind. Finally, with this development, how can I or any other Republican leader ask our fellow activists to do for Charlie what he won't do for Donald. I know I won't. Will this prevent a Dent victory this fall, doubt it. But like Charlie, I will stand by my own principles and not vote for Dent or his opponent. I will vote to defeat Hillary. Scott Armstrong
For the last decade, except for briefly exploring the possibility of running as an outsider Republican for state representative this past winter, I have described myself as an independent. I ran for office twice as an independent. I believe that the straight party lever, which is now a button, should not exist. In my mind there is nothing at all wrong with a Republican not supporting Trump, or a Democrat not supporting Clinton. I understand that it is an unusual position for an elected official to take, who for the most part owe their success to party politics. So, for me there are no rino's, only independently thinking Republicans.