Mark Widhalm, a Delegate candidate for Ron Paul’s Presidential campaign, ran for Republican Precinct Committeeman in McHenry 3 as a write-in.
He didn’t win, but was appointed to the spot.
Now he has resigned.
His resignation letter appears below:
McHenry County Republican Central Committee
PO Box 723
McHenry, IL 60051
Mr. Tryon and members of the Central Committee,
The actions of the Republican Party at the local, state and national level leave me quite dismayed.
I have witnessed the party partake in the character assassinations of good, honest people.
It seems that unethical, last minute rule changes in order to keep the party power structure in place have become the norm.
I have watched as the party bosses ignore and refuse to seat delegations because they don’t tow the party line.
The Republican Party leadership has become an immoral, unethical group of thugs who seek to crush any dissent within the party and I now realize that attempting to use an irreparable system to fix an irreparable system is entirely futile.
The harder folks try to bring a shred of sanity to the party, the greater the corruption from the party leadership as they struggle to retain power.
I can no longer associate myself with the constant immoral actions of the Republican Party and therefore, I am resigning from my position as McHenry Township Precinct 3 Committeeman, effective immediately.
Please remove me from any party listserv and future mailings.
Mark C Widhalm