Longtime county GOP Chairman Sid Dinerstein won’t seek reelectionby George Bennett | November 8th, 2012
Longtime Palm Beach County Republican Party Chairman Sid Dinerstein said today that he will step aside in December after 10 years.
Dinerstein has been elected to five consecutive two-year terms as head of the county GOP. His current term ends in December.
“It’s been 10 years and it’s a volunteer job and my wife and I have given up a lot of things so that I could do this. This is a discussion that went on over many months and it has absolutely nothing to with the outcome of the election,” Dinerstein said.
In a county where Democrats hold a registration advantage over Republicans of about 16 percentage points, Dinerstein has played the role of happy warrior, championing Republican positions and long-shot candidates.
But Dinerstein had an uncharacteristically pessimistic take on President Barack Obama’s reelection Tuesday.
In an e-mail to county Republicans Wednesday titled “The Death of Heroism,” Dinerstein concluded: “It is hard to see a future for Conservatism. It does not exist in Europe, or California. It is no longer welcome in America. The Republican Party will have to take a good look in the mirror and decide what, if any, future it has. For that I make this declaration: ‘We will not settle in to become the tax collectors for an Obamanation.’ “