I respect your right to vote for whom you please, but you should know that I have some really strong objections to Pulido. While I am not shy about having a liberal point of view, I think it's imperative for this country to have a reasoned voice of dissent in government. It's always important for the majority to be called to task by the minority for purposes of accountability and transparency.
That being said, I don't think Pulido offers that to the Republican ticket. She beat candidates who may have actually brought something to the table during this race. Why? Because people were complacent and fell into the mantra that there's no way to defeat the machine in Chicago. By not taking part in the process, they allow this woman to represent the Republican ticket and further drain any paitence the public has with listening to those presently in the minority.
I'll end with words from individuals retracting their orignal endorcements of Pulido:
John Curry - 32nd Ward Repulican Organization
"I DO NOT ENDORSE ROSANNA PULIDO"
"I wish to report to Republicans in the 32nd Ward and in the 5th Congressional District that I do not endorse Rosanna Pulido. Since the primary election and more particularly over the last two weeks, I have become aware of extremely disturbing information relating to Ms. Pulido. That information can be summarized as follows:
Pulido has an established relationship with another political party, America's Independent Party.
Pulido has not dispelled concerns that she is running as a "Trojan Horse" candidate, one who exploits the name of the Republican Party to her personal advantage only to promote a non-Republican or anti-Republican, fringe agenda.
Pulido is on record as making groundless and reprehensible remarks, unworthy of a good citizen, disparaging the Cardinal of the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, gays, Mexicans, African Americans, and others.
In the tradition of Islamic forgiveness, while I still believe in pardoning you for pronouncing some hateful remarks against Muslims, assuming it might have happened in a moment of rage and ignorance, the continuous revelations of plethora of your provocative statements, which were completely unknown to me until a few days ago, delineate a disturbing mindset.
Several community organizations that include Illinois Coalition of Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Council of American-Islamic Relations, Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago, Jewish Council of Urban Affairs, Priests for Justice for Immigrants, and other civic organizations and friends of mine, whose judgments I highly respect, have been referring to clippings of your quotes, published on blogs under the pseudonym of Chicagolady, demonstrate that while advocating your viewpoints you frequently transgressed the boundary of robust discussion and veered off to demonize and dehumanize the groups you wanted to oppose.
Considering this transgression, which is antithetical to one of the core values and attributes of a leader, I experience deep anguish in continuing my endorsement, which I extended to you earlier without the knowledge of the newly revealed testimonials of yours.
As such, I withdraw my endorsement for you for the Illinois’ 5th Congressional District seat and request you to remove the endorsement text and my picture off your website.
York Township Trustee
Asian American Liaison of DuPage County Republican Party