Gilmore needs to step aside

POLITICO is reporting that indicted Ocean County GOP Chairman George Gilmore, also the Chairman of Ocean County Board of Elections,  said in a text message that he intends to stay on in both roles while he fights to avoid the next 30 years in prison on federal tax evasion and bank fraud charges.

Who does he think he is?  Bob Menendez?

Hopefully that text was a knee jerk reaction from a proud man in shock and denial over his situation and the peril he puts his constituencies in each day he holds onto those positions now.

Gilmore was indicted on Thursday afternoon.  On Wednesday evening he was his usual self at a Republican fundraiser in Belmar. Unless he was really delusional or highly medicated, Gilmore did not see the indictment coming.

He is delusional now, understandably so, if he thinks that New Jersey Republicans, the Ocean County GOP and Ocean County voters are best served by his continuing to hold his offices while fighting for his freedom.

Maybe Gilmore thinks he needs to hold on to those positions in-order-to pay the IRS the over $1.5 million he does not dispute owing.   He’ll have to find another way.

Republican leaders like former Congressman Tom MacArthur, Congressman Chris Smith, State Senator Robert Singer, Ocean County Freeholder Director Ginny Haines, NJ GOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt,  former Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno and fundraiser Lawrence Bathgate should prevail upon Gilmore to do the right thing for himself, his family, his Party and the people of Ocean County and step aside.

If Gilmore beats the charges against him..we hope he is not guilty as his attorney asserts…he can then plan a future in politics.. if he still wants one.

Posted: January 11th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , , | 10 Comments »

10 Comments on “Gilmore needs to step aside”

  1. Why is it said at 3:13 pm on January 11th, 2019:

    that only accused Republicans must immediately act guilty and leave? How many Dems have stayed put both during litigations and afterwards? Do not know if/why this is a problem for him, but am very tired of hypocrisy and different strokes for different folks, when issues arise.

  2. So said at 8:40 pm on January 11th, 2019:

    you don’t visit this site often?

  3. I'm leaning said at 1:49 pm on January 12th, 2019:

    towards him stepping aside, what with press like this


  4. @so, said at 4:45 pm on January 12th, 2019:

    Not so. Commenting on the overall hypocrisy of both the Dems and their Press shields: they were frankly snarky and mean to put up a picture of him with Kim: sticking it in her eye, again.. then you get creepy Menendez winning- dumb NJ electorate.. just can’t stand the one- sided unfairness..

  5. Lol said at 8:05 pm on January 12th, 2019:

    they were “mean” to put up a picture of him and Kim? How old are you, seriously? Go back to your safe space and let the adults discuss the potential ramifications of this news.

  6. @@so said at 9:46 am on January 13th, 2019:

    Congratulations, you are without a doubt early favorite for Snowflake Post of the Year Award so far. Keep up the good work!

  7. @ Lol said at 10:08 am on January 13th, 2019:


    You have to go to the gutter and insult someone to make a point?

    Who’s the real child? You will find out if you look at the mirror.

  8. Thank you. said at 6:07 pm on January 13th, 2019:

    It does get disheartening when someone’s first response to a differing opinion is insults. If you have followed at all the history of the APPress’ one- sided coverage of the shore area political scene over nany years, you know they never hesitate to jump to conclusions, and present the Republicans, in the worst possible light. YES, it was another hit at Kim to run that old photo with Gilmore. Yes, he could become a real problem, or not, as this unfolds, ( presumption of any innocence never matters any more, always rushes to judgment,)but you can count on that paper to editorialize against any Republican who gets themselves into a situation!

  9. I don't find said at 8:44 pm on January 13th, 2019:

    it surprising in the least that you do not realize APP is much more aligned with a Populist perspective than anything else. Can you differentiate between Populist and Conservative ideals? I am still being courteous as I await your response.

  10. With all said at 11:15 pm on January 13th, 2019:

    due respect, it seems you do not have historical perspective of the history of that paper: long before they became just another arm of the National, USA Today/Gannett papers, they were family- owned, and quite fair, for the most part, in their local reportage and coverage. With the closing of the liberal Red Bank Register, they seemed to turn
    against Republicans, with often loose facts, accusations, and a definite negative bias. Worked for many candidates/ officials who were harassed,torn apart, and unfairly destroyed. These days, newspaper editorial “ endorsements” don’t mean as much, but they still can have some influence on voters. If one looks up some of the old issues, one can see changes in emphasis and attitudes. I,as a Republican, would not be sad if/ when they finally gasp out..