Bob Baker, Former mayor of San Clemente

I am 70 years old and have been a republican and a fiscal conservative my whole life. I have resigned from the Republican Party. The last straw for me is the Orange County Republican Party and the Lincoln Club sticking their noses into local nonpartisan elections in San Clemente, again. They have endorsed know-nothing candidates instead of an incumbent republican City Councilmember. This Councilmember has done great work for the residents during her four years of service. Isn’t that what politicians are supposed to do? Stop it. They did the same thing last election, and I thought they’d learned. But they continue. I quit.

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  • That is funny Bob. Considering the last time you ran the Republicans endorsed you in a non-partisan San Clemente election and you lost. Maybe they just got smart and stopped endorsing incumbents. 🙂

    • It is clear that you are just looking to take a jab a Bob for your own personal agenda.

      The facts are that Bob made a very good point. The Lincoln Club is nothing more than a Political Action Committee (PACs) which does not have the interests of the residents.

      In recent years PACs like this have been about how to profit more than about benefiting residents. These kinds of PACs are soiling their namesake and causing their party affiliations to splinter.

      It would behoove people to follow the money to find the real motive. They are either about exploiting San Clemente or protecting it. There is no middle ground.

      If the candidates are not putting residents first, just don’t vote for them. Oh, and vote to against districting which just plays into the hands of the organizations wanting to exploit San Clemente by dividing and conquering.

  • I stumbled into what is left of the Lincoln Club in 2013. They are clearly not living up to their namesake. They need to be renamed Profit Club instead. They are not about values or what is best for residents, they are only in it for profit.

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