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Michael Steele's prodigality & race-baiting could open door for Palin as RNC Chairma'am
http://www.TableOfWisdom.com ^ | By MrArbitrage

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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics; Religion
KEYWORDS: michael; palin; sarah; steele

1 posted on 04/08/2010 6:30:48 AM PDT by publius321
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To: publius321

I’ve seen this coming for awhile.


2 posted on 04/08/2010 6:31:43 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (FYBO: Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: publius321

That would be awesome.


3 posted on 04/08/2010 6:31:47 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: publius321

OMG. Can you imagine the fundraising

But the Frums Noonans and Parkers would wet their panties
Not to mention the Axelrods Kaines and Emmanuels


4 posted on 04/08/2010 6:33:19 AM PDT by silverleaf (Karl Marx was NOT one of America's Founding Fathers)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“I’ve 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.


5 posted on 04/08/2010 6:34:06 AM PDT by publius321
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To: publius321

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.


6 posted on 04/08/2010 6:34:33 AM PDT by alicewonders
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To: publius321

She could mold the RNC into her own image, instead of Michael Steele’s.


7 posted on 04/08/2010 6:38:11 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (FYBO: Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: publius321

Ain’t gunna happen. Get over it.


8 posted on 04/08/2010 6:38:39 AM PDT by joinedafterattack
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To: publius321

Nope, ain’t gonna happen.

T’wouldn’t be prudent!

She’s got bigger fish to fry.

Palin 2012!


9 posted on 04/08/2010 6:46:41 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: publius321

I don’t think that’d be a good match for her. That job needs a quite efficient fund raiser. Emphasis on quiet.


10 posted on 04/08/2010 6:50:59 AM PDT by DManA
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To: publius321

Steele is a eunuch and must be replaced ASAP, IMO.


11 posted on 04/08/2010 6:54:58 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: publius321
I adore Sarah; but RNC is way beneath her dignity. 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.
12 posted on 04/08/2010 6:57:52 AM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great... ...until it happens to YOU.)
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To: DManA

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.


13 posted on 04/08/2010 6:58:20 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: publius321

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.


14 posted on 04/08/2010 6:58:41 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The US will not die with a whimper. It will die with thundering applause from the left.)
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To: DManA
Funding is important. More important is the task of finding and promoting new conservative candidates. A good fundraiser who gives the money to the Scozzafavas of the party is worse than useless.
15 posted on 04/08/2010 7:05:12 AM PDT by slowhandluke (It's hard to be cynical enough in this age.)
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To: DManA

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.


16 posted on 04/08/2010 7:07:13 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: publius321

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.


17 posted on 04/08/2010 7:11:07 AM PDT by brooklyn dave (this is a NO-BAMA zone)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

“Michael Steele was the first affirmative action RNC chairman.”

So obvious that it was embarassing.....


18 posted on 04/08/2010 7:11:34 AM PDT by 3722535r
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To: Migraine

“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.


19 posted on 04/08/2010 7:13:39 AM PDT by publius321
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To: 3722535r

““Michael Steele was the first affirmative action RNC chairman.”

So obvious that it was embarassing.....”

But, you are missing the historical importance...

Enough already!


20 posted on 04/08/2010 7:14:28 AM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Nope, it would be a bad match. She’d have to neuter her speaking.


21 posted on 04/08/2010 7:47:22 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

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.


22 posted on 04/08/2010 7:49:18 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: publius321

Give her the job, right now.


23 posted on 04/08/2010 7:49:30 AM PDT by dforest
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To: slowhandluke

Does the Chairman decide who gets the money? I’d don’t know the answer to that.


24 posted on 04/08/2010 7:49:48 AM PDT by DManA
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To: publius321

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.


25 posted on 04/08/2010 7:51:47 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: publius321

If Steele TRULY gave a damn about the country; he would resign in favor of a COMPETENT chairman...


26 posted on 04/08/2010 7:51:53 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Migraine

Agree. Ari Fleisher or Fred Thompson.


27 posted on 04/08/2010 7:53:03 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: DManA
Does the Chairman decide who gets the money? I’d don’t know the answer to that.

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.

28 posted on 04/08/2010 4:13:16 PM PDT by slowhandluke (It's hard to be cynical enough in this age.)
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