Costa Mesa City Council candidate Marshall Krupp
announced on the steps of City Hall today that he has decided to withdraw his candidacy effective today.
UNHAPPY WITH CM4RG REJECTION
not only has he chosen to extract himself from the political turmoil
that is sure to come later this summer and fall, he basically dropping
out from ANY
involvement in ANY
Based on the items he handed out at his press conference today, and his
comments to those of us who showed up to hear him, he was VERY
disappointed when was not chosen by the grassroots organization, Costa Mesans For Responsible Government,
as part of the group they recently endorsed.
SHORT-SIGHTED AND SELFISH
I do believe that his presence on the ballot would have been a
distraction to the voters and would likely have been an impediment to
defeating the OC GOP
-endorsed slate of Gary Monahan, Steve Mensinger
and Colin McCarthy
I think his decision to extract his voice from the debate of important
issues is short-sighted and, quite frankly, selfish of him. I hope, upon
reflection, he will change his mind and return as a participant, if not
a candidate, during the upcoming campaign season.
TOO MUCH BAGGAGE?
Krupp apparently felt that, despite his considerable skills and background, CM4RG
rejected him as an endorsee because of his history with The ManKind Project -
program that had him leading groups of naked, blindfolded men through
the forest and sitting around speaking to a wooden dildo. I don't know
if that's a fact or not..
GENIS, STEPHENS AND ...KRUPP?
When asked who he thought he should have been paired with by the folks at CM4RG
, he said that he, Sandra Genis
and John Stephens
would be a strong slate. CM4RG
chose activist and entrepreneur Harold Weitzberg
. Krupp figures that the Weitzberg choice was because he is related to CM4RG
president Robin Leffler
I understand part of Krupp's reasoning, his reluctance to be an active
participant and strong voice in what he acknowledges is a critical
juncture in the history of this city seems a little like a kid who
doesn't get chosen near the top in a pick- up football game, so takes
his ball and goes home. It seems to me that, if he seriously had the
interests of THE CITY
at heart he would swallow his pride ans find another way to participate. Maybe not.
8 AND COUNTING
So, we are down to eight candidates with nine days to go before they have to make their final decision to run or not. We'll see how this plays out next week.
Sorry for no images. My computer sprained it's brain so I'm left to using my IPad
I'm back, computer is operating again, so I added images. That darn Ipad is too much work!
Labels: Colin McCarthy, Gary Monahan, Harold Weitzberg, John Stephens, Marshall Krupp, Sandra Genis, Steve Mensinger