Tom has written some books, just look at his Campaign website and you will see them there for sale. I even have some of his past efforts, signed.
I, like many activists supported Tom in all his races for California GOP office. I was wrong.
Tom Del Becarro is unfit to lead. I have personally observed his behavior and was at points willfully blind to it.
If you look on the surface – the first reason why he should be shunned as a candidate is the fact that he failed as CAGOP Chairman. He had nearly 3/4 of the delegates of the CAGOP ready to oust him at the point he decided to not run for re-election.
Tom Del Becarro’s legacy to the CAGOP was a divided party that was left in a state of bewilderment and in debt over $1 Million, some say that number was in the $2 million range as invoices and off-the-books debts rolled in en masse.
The uneasy unity that exists in the CRP today is because of two-reasons. The conservative frauds that pulled the levers in the GOP have been relegated to the fringes (Del Becarro amongst them) and some are still trying to cause havoc and chaos to be relevant – thus unifying the remainder against them. Secondly, most of the rational activists in the CAGOP got tired of losing.
I have personally seen chairmen of the CAGOP that used the party as a dating service, a travel service and a book tour.
Contrast this with Duf Sundheim (who actually did his job as CAGOP Chairman) who raised $100 million in the 4 years he was CRP Chairman. That is $102 Million more than Del Becarro.
I have personally seen Mr. Del Becarro so intoxicated that he was staggering through the hallways of the CAGOP Convention. I’ve seen this more than once. I have seen Mr. Del Becarro with more girlfriends than I can count. Even though he was single the entire time he had this revolving door – neither behavior suggests stability. In addition, it is common knowledge that he is a recreational marijuana user. (I have no firsthand proof of this)
When you juxtapose his playboy lifestyle with his claims of being a conservative, the whole thing rings false.
Finally – there is this: Del Becarro announced the endorsement of Economist Larry Kudlow. Mr. Kudlow is a recovering cocaine addict/alcoholic with 3 divorces. There is some sort of sick irony in that endorsement. God Bless Kudlow for kicking the nasal dust, as I sit here writing this post closing in on 13 years off of booze.
Were Del Becarro to be the GOP nominee and were he to suddenly learn how to raise money and actually campaign (other than speaking to fawning groups of would-be book purchasers) the Media would eviscerate him. All this and I have not even talked about his DUI and the cadre of women that used to work for him that would be all to willing to sit down and do tell-alls to a willing media.
Do not vote for Tom Del Becarro. Buy his books if you want for the entertainment but Leave the US Senate race to the adults.