Why is it that the only endorsements he has gotten are the ritual endorsements inside of Orange County?
I have written ad-naseum about Scott Baugh’s own self-serving angle for running his part of the drill. But – it goes deeper. Most of the GOP organizations inside Orange County are shrinking and insular, their endorsements are pretty much pre-ordained. These are what Moorlach is left to rely on for support.
The CRA, a group that once wielded power in Orange County used to be Moorlach’s base of support, now it is scandal-ridden and aging.
The OCGOP has presided over a running 20+ year disaster where cities are turning blue and the number of Democrat Districts is increasing.
The handful of legislative endorsements John Moorlach have gotten are only those within Orange County – but where is Janet Nguyen, Pat Bates and Todd Spitzer?
They all served with John Moorlach on the board of supervisors and they all can’t stand him.
Every capitol staffer I have talked to in Sacramento Can’t stand John Moorlach.
As I have researched his record – I see a man who has served himself at the political altar and at the trough of big government and no one near him can stand him.
Perhaps this is why he (Moorlach) lacks the endorsement of a single fellow State Senator?
Not one of his colleagues has endorsed him. The above three OC Political figures appear to have been bludgeoned in to silence by Scott Baugh and the cadre of lemmings at the OC GOP Cent Com Meeting – but none stood up for Moorlach either.
There is a consistent theme John Moorlach is ineffective and he is not even a true conservative.
Steven Greenhut understood this in 2008, when he wrote that John Moorlach isn’t even recognizable as a conservative anymore.
When you add in Tim Clark, his Chief of Staff and Consultant, who is equally as reviled within the building… it gets even worse.
As I continue to write about John Moorlach, continue to ask yourself why those that know him best can’t stand him and then you will understand that those in Orange County either endorsed a position or a reputation.
Positions and Reputations get you a decrease in vote share from 68% to 56%. When you lose your message, you lose your soul and your appeal to voters.
There is a reason why Tim Clark is acting unhinged, he knows how vulnerable John Moorlach is. Like Scott Baugh, I am certain that Tim Clark’s personal nexus has been driving his bizarre actions as well.
The sad irony is that John Moorlach has a massive pension and a fat 401(k) account courtesy of the Orange County Taxpayers and is reputed to hate his job in Sacramento. Is it Tim Clark running for re-election or John Moorlach?
There are a lot of unresolved issues here, but what I am certain of is that there is cancer all over the OCGOP establishment and it has metastasized.