This was big news to Schonert - who had signed up online to receive email alerts from Romney's campaign. Well consider yourself alerted.
"I am just a guy who signed up for email alerts,” said Schonert, who lives on Racine’s south side with his wife and two children. “I got a call from somebody a little while ago in Massachusetts asking if you want to be involved in the campaign, but I had no idea I was the county campaign chair until I got an email from (a reporter).”Schonert has no political campaign experience or history of campaign contributions - but what the hell - maybe he'll do a great job.
We commend the Romney campaign for giving completely unknown and inexperienced people a chance to participate in leadership roles. They could have chosen a Racine big hitter like Fred Young or say someone who is a member of the Republican Party and knows where the office is. Clearly Romney is thinking outside the box.
Next time however, you may want to tell them first.