Skip to comments.Michael Steele's prodigality & race-baiting could open door for Palin as RNC Chairma'am
Posted on 04/08/2010 6:30:48 AM PDT by publius321
"... I have found Steele on a few occasions to be McCain-esque in the sense that he sometimes seems confused about where he should stand on issues.
As I have been writing since January 2009, I feel that Sarah Palin would be perfectly suited for that position. If she runs for President, there is going to be a schism among conservatives, especially when considering her campaigning for John McCain over J.D. Hayworth. I understand the trite excuse about her "owing" McCain something... That is just more of the nonsensical thinking that got us into this debacle. If anything, Palin should have stayed out of that Senate race in deference to McCain. To endorse McCain and campaign against the conservative in the race is inexcusable, especially considering his lifelong betrayal of conservative principles (until he learned some conservative rhetoric last campaign).
We will have factions for Palin, for Huckabee, for Romney, for Pawlenty, Bobby Jindal and perhaps Fred Thompson (not likely). They will split the conservative vote so that we will give the nomination to the candidate we all loathe, the liberal candidate, which we WILL secure by our inability to coalesce. That is the ONLY way John McCain could have won this nomination. The same thing happened with Dole in 1996.)..."
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I’ve seen this coming for awhile.
That would be awesome.
OMG. Can you imagine the fundraising
But the Frums Noonans and Parkers would wet their panties
Not to mention the Axelrods Kaines and Emmanuels
“Ive seen this coming for awhile.”
You mean Palin heading the RNC? It seems like a great role for her. Id rather see her rallying the troops, gathering crowds and raising dough than debating Charlie Gibson and Katie Couric.
I think Sarah would be awesome as chairma’am of the RNC. She could do a lot to try to turn the party around, and we have a desperate need for that.
She could mold the RNC into her own image, instead of Michael Steele’s.
Ain’t gunna happen. Get over it.
Nope, ain’t gonna happen.
T’wouldn’t be prudent!
She’s got bigger fish to fry.
I don’t think that’d be a good match for her. That job needs a quite efficient fund raiser. Emphasis on quiet.
Steele is a eunuch and must be replaced ASAP, IMO.
I’d rather Palin run in 2012, so I’m not pushing for her to have at role as RNC chair. That being said, I think that the old conception of that job has been “quiet fundraiser”. It’s possible that a better role for the RNC chair would be “Conservative cheerleader”. I think the funds would raise themselves if Americans could really grasp what the Conservative movement is all about. Steele has done an incredibly bad job of boosting the movement.
Michael Steele was the first affirmative action RNC chairman because the main reason he was picked is because he is black like Obama and not because of his top leadership skills and his finely tuned political senses.
Listening to a fill in for Dennis Prager the other day, and he was saying the same thing. He said we don’t need a star in there, but a quiet, basically unknown manager.
Palin doesn’t owe McCain anything-—I don’t think she was waiving her hand like Horshak in “Welcome Back Kotter” -—ooh,ooh, pick me pick me. He needed a woman-—and she outshined him-—much to his chagrin.
“Michael Steele was the first affirmative action RNC chairman.”
So obvious that it was embarassing.....
“Ari Fleischer for RNC. Over the past year, he has made TV talking heads explode with his direct and barbed answers and arguments. Just the kind of RNC Chair we need.”
Sounds more like we could use him in Congress or Senate.
“Michael Steele was the first affirmative action RNC chairman.
So obvious that it was embarassing.....”
But, you are missing the historical importance...
Nope, it would be a bad match. She’d have to neuter her speaking.
I think if she’s got a chance for the Presidency, which clearly she has, she needs to be running from just as soon as the next RNC term starts. Instead, she needs a strong ally in the position.
Give her the job, right now.
Does the Chairman decide who gets the money? I’d don’t know the answer to that.
Could be interesting if she backed an allied retiring governor, who could then be at the ready as a running mate if that worked out.
If Steele TRULY gave a damn about the country; he would resign in favor of a COMPETENT chairman...
Agree. Ari Fleisher or Fred Thompson.
I don't know either. As I checked a bit, it seems that maybe the RNSC(Cornyn) and RNCC are the folks who do the candidate searches. Cornyn supported Crist in FL, and the RNCC supported Scozzfava, so maybe Steele is off the hook for supporting moderates. Maybe the RNCs only function is to get money and put on a convention every 4 years.
I read one comment on Republicans looking for self-funders, which suggests that TPTB know that moderate Republicans don't attract money, and they don't intend to put up conservative candidates. When you have self-funding candidates, you don't need Steele to raise much money, as you don't care if contributions fall.
But maybe I'm being too cynical again.
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