Republican chair implored to drop abortion issue

January 21, 2014

The following letter was sent to National Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus with a copy submitted to the Cape Gazette for publication.

I am a long-time supporter of the Republican Party and endorse your efforts to bring our great party to a strong leadership position in the coming mid-term election. I vote with my wife in southern Delaware where the political scenery is questionable.

I am writing because the liberal press has recently indicated that you are now addressing a clearly worn out position on abortion(s). Reince, perhaps no one agrees with you more than I. Most good Republicans probably do as well. However, I cannot think of one other way in which you will not lose more votes, especially from women. I am shocked that you do not have the political intelligence to know that this is the wrong issue to address as leader of the Party of Lincoln.

Mitt Romney had it right when he stated he was against abortion, but fully respected the voice of any woman in this issue.

This issue is dynamite and I strongly feel that from now on you should avoid it.

Reince, I am lecturing and I apologize. However, in my view it is your duty to find the best possible conservative candidates to represent their constituents. Perhaps, and at this juncture, it is also important to bring the party together on national and state levels and establish a game plan which the great majority of us can support and will fight for.

This is the role of a good leader. I believe you could shape an outline of the principles our founding fathers set forth and find one, two or three problems that this country faces. Then devise a game plan, prepare a simple program that all voters can understand, and help our candidates sell these to all the people, Republicans, Democrats, Independents, and of course, Undecided. Let’s take the high road.

Daniel G. Anderson
Rehoboth Beach

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