The El Dorado West Republican Women had a candidate forum for #AD05 that Paletta was a confirmed speaker for. Paletta did not show.
Perhaps this is why:
It looks like Jason Paletta is attempting to walk into the base of support Jonathan Zachreson has/had. While I lampooned Zach because I knew he did not have critical mass, one thing he did have was a couple of education-focused groups on his side.
All this move shows me about Mr. Paletta is that he does not know the lay of the land politically in #AD05 and is untested and undisciplined as a candidate.
But maybe a better explanation for Paletta’s failure to appear to the Eldorado West RWF group is more straightforward… in a recent podcast, he dropped a couple of whoppers.
At 20:20 of the podcast linked, Paletta says, “I am only a Republican because I have to be.”
At 20:40, Paletta says, “Don’t push me as a Republican.” (He says this despite shopping for two congressional districts before settling on #AD05)
This is not exactly someone that cares to interact with his own base. My guess is the El Dorado GOP, who are meeting 2-28-2022 to endorse AD05, will reward Jason appropriately.