RPOF Opens Tampa Victory Office
By Renee Burrell
TAMPA - The Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) held a Grand Opening Luncheon at their new suite of offices at 142 West Platt Street, just off the entry to Davis Island from downtown Tampa.
RPOF Chairman Jim Greer joined Representative Richard Gloriso and party volunteers for lunch to celebrate and discuss the role that grassroots activities will play during the 2008 Election Cycle.
Greer stated, “The Republican message of less taxing, less spending and less government resonates with voters in the Tampa Bay Area and along the I-4 corridor. . . I look forward to working with these dedicated Republicans to elect John McCain President. Our Republican volunteers are second to none in terms of dedication to our core values and experience in turning that motivation and drive into votes for our candidates."
Former Marine Master Sergeant, Andrew A. Bufalo, chairman for precinct 949 and author of The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday: Fighting the War on Terrorism, said after the opening that he'll be working to garner votes for John McCain because, "The thought of someone as liberal as Barack Obama working with a Congress led by Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid scares me. They will do so much damage to this country if left unchecked - and much of it may be irreparable. Taxes will skyrocket, and as a result our economy - especially small businesses - will suffer.
“Someone without a single day of military service will be Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces. A Senator with less than one full term in the Senate and no foreign policy experience will be dealing with issues like terrorism and international trade. I will end up paying for "free" health care for others, after EARNING mine with 25 years of service in the Marine Corps.
“Obama is a Socialist (according to his book he almost became a Marxist!) who can speak eloquently for hours and say nothing. He says he is going to "change the world" and "bring us together" – but doesn't say how.
“John McCain is a pragmatic leader who has proven he can reach across the aisle (with Feingold and Kennedy, among others). Where Obama spouts words, McCain puts his BODY on the line for this country - and no one can question his courage, patriotism or commitment to the things which have made this country great. On the other hand, there are more questions than answers where Obama is concerned."
The RPOF will utilize the Tampa Victory Office to organize field operations, including phone banking, precinct walking and numerous other grassroots activities in support of McCain and other state and local Republican candidates.
“As we head towards Election Day in November, grassroots efforts to register voters and encourage support for local, state and federal candidates become increasingly important,” said Chairman Greer. “This office is a hub for those activities here in Tampa Bay," said Greer.
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