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Why I'm Running for RNC Chairman (Saul Anuzis)
His Blog/Twitter/emails ^ | 11/12/2010 | Saul Anuzis

Posted on 11/12/2010 7:46:34 AM PST by MaggieCarta

...Now we turn our attention to 2012. America must elect a new President. It is that hope, that necessity, that challenge, that draws me to announce my candidacy for the Chairmanship of the Republican National Committee.

I don’t take lightly the fact that I am challenging a friend and colleague for the Chairmanship. When Michael was elected Chairman, I was the only candidate who stepped forward to attend the next morning’s RNC breakfast meeting, agreed to join the transition team, and later took on several roles as a team player on the RNC…and have attended every meeting since.

Given my involvement and efforts to help over the past two years, it was not an easy decision for me to seek the post. As someone who believes in loyalty, my natural instinct would be to sit this out. But the simple fact is that the overriding challenge we face is winning back the Presidency in 2012 and we will not accomplish that objective unless there is dramatic change in the way the RNC does business.

(snip)

...Of course I will be happy to discuss politics and elections with the media, but I won’t be competing with valuable airtime from the men and women on our ticket. Instead, I will work with our elected leaders around the country to give them maximum exposure and guarantee a consistent message that leads us to victory.

(snip)

My agenda is very straightforward. I have no interest in running for office. I won’t be writing a book. It is not my goal to be famous....

(Excerpt) Read more at thatssaulfolks.com ...


TOPICS: Michigan; Parties
KEYWORDS: anuzis; anyonebutsteele; chairman; gop; rnc; steele
A lengthy announcement from former Michigan RNC chair Saul Anuzis regarding his challenge to Michael Steele for RNC Chairman.

I can only say that Anuzis always returns my emails and answers my questions in a timely fashion.

1 posted on 11/12/2010 7:46:40 AM PST by MaggieCarta
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To: grellis

Michigan ping.


2 posted on 11/12/2010 7:47:58 AM PST by MaggieCarta (What are we here for but to provide sport for our neighbors, and to laugh at them in our turn?Austen)
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To: MaggieCarta

Anuzis is a big Pawlenty supporter. He is positioning himself for 2012.


3 posted on 11/12/2010 7:48:13 AM PST by kabar
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To: MaggieCarta

He sounds good to me. Better than what we’ve got. We should make the move soon, to allow time for the inevitable trumped-up charges of racism to cool down before the next election.


4 posted on 11/12/2010 7:48:59 AM PST by samtheman
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To: kabar

Thanks! I love watching this sort of thing...


5 posted on 11/12/2010 7:49:39 AM PST by MaggieCarta (What are we here for but to provide sport for our neighbors, and to laugh at them in our turn?Austen)
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To: MaggieCarta

A collection of Anuzis info from the brighton tea party.

http://brightonteaparty.ning.com/profile/SaulAnuzis

I know he stood firmly behind Tim Walberg in the 7th district and Tim is as conservative as they come.


6 posted on 11/12/2010 7:51:12 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: samtheman
He sounds good to me. Better than what we’ve got. We should make the move soon, to allow time for the inevitable trumped-up charges of racism to cool down before the next election.

Same here. As an Independent, I really don't have a dog in this fight, but personally, I would really rather see anyone except Steele at this stage of the game if the GOP is serious.

Not exactly sure whether Anuzis is it, but, hey, how much worse could it get?

7 posted on 11/12/2010 7:52:52 AM PST by MaggieCarta (What are we here for but to provide sport for our neighbors, and to laugh at them in our turn?Austen)
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To: MaggieCarta
We have to be able to do better than this guy out of the GOP of MI for crying out loud. The GOP of MI has been pathetic for far to long. Most while Anuzis was a large part of it - I have family in MI, and the last I remember this guy was out their criticizing losing to Grahholm (sp) because of the “GWB economy”. Utterly pathetic and clueless. Both him and Steele are awful! We have to be able to do better.
8 posted on 11/12/2010 7:54:13 AM PST by SevenMinusOne
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To: cripplecreek
I know he stood firmly behind Tim Walberg in the 7th district and Tim is as conservative as they come.

I'm really glad Marky Mark is gone.

Thanks for the link, cripplecreek!

9 posted on 11/12/2010 7:54:39 AM PST by MaggieCarta (What are we here for but to provide sport for our neighbors, and to laugh at them in our turn?Austen)
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To: MaggieCarta
My only questions are, does he have ties to Romney that I should worry about ?

Is he a Pawlenty guy ?

And is he a winner ?

10 posted on 11/12/2010 7:55:59 AM PST by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: SevenMinusOne
We have to be able to do better than this guy out of the GOP of MI for crying out loud. The GOP of MI has been pathetic for far to long. Most while Anuzis was a large part of it - I have family in MI, and the last I remember this guy was out their criticizing losing to Grahholm (sp) because of the “GWB economy”. Utterly pathetic and clueless. Both him and Steele are awful! We have to be able to do better.

Well, lucky for you, there are other names being floated at this time...

11 posted on 11/12/2010 7:57:10 AM PST by MaggieCarta (What are we here for but to provide sport for our neighbors, and to laugh at them in our turn?Austen)
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To: cripplecreek

Its always a plus when you draw the wrath of shrieking harpy, Susan Demas (That’s pronounced dumbass for you out of staters)

>>>The one thing he has done is beg uber-right-winger Tim Walberg to try and take back a congressional seat no sane Republican could lose.<<<

http://blog.mlive.com/capitolchronicles/2009/01/is_saul_anuzis_conservative_en.html


12 posted on 11/12/2010 7:57:11 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: MaggieCarta
In between the time I started preparing my thread and actually hit "post" you put yours up. Didn't mean to step on any toes.
13 posted on 11/12/2010 7:58:09 AM PST by CedarDave (Tagline being updated...)
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To: CedarDave

The more info on the contenders the better.


14 posted on 11/12/2010 7:59:20 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Sonny M
My only questions are, does he have ties to Romney that I should worry about ?

I don't know, perhaps someone can answer that.

Is he a Pawlenty guy ?

See above post--someone has already chimed in on that score.

And is he a winner ?

Guess it all depends on your definition of "winner".

15 posted on 11/12/2010 8:01:27 AM PST by MaggieCarta (What are we here for but to provide sport for our neighbors, and to laugh at them in our turn?Austen)
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To: CedarDave; Admin Moderator
In between the time I started preparing my thread and actually hit "post" you put yours up. Didn't mean to step on any toes.

No worries!

Dear Mods, apparently, there is already another thread at: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2626133/posts

After all this time, I really should know better than to post anything...

16 posted on 11/12/2010 8:05:58 AM PST by MaggieCarta (What are we here for but to provide sport for our neighbors, and to laugh at them in our turn?Austen)
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To: MaggieCarta
Relax, everyone.

A guy with the name of Paul Tsongas....oops, Saul Anuzis will never win anything.

Leni

17 posted on 11/12/2010 8:06:48 AM PST by MinuteGal (Bill O'Reilly Opines That Obama's Luxurious Indian Trip is Curry-Peachy!)
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To: cripplecreek
Its always a plus when you draw the wrath of shrieking harpy, Susan Demas (That’s pronounced dumbass for you out of staters)

L O L !!!

:) Thanks so much!

18 posted on 11/12/2010 8:07:47 AM PST by MaggieCarta (What are we here for but to provide sport for our neighbors, and to laugh at them in our turn?Austen)
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To: MinuteGal

Sorry, I can be quite dense at times and I’m not following your comment. Isn’t Tsongas dead?


19 posted on 11/12/2010 8:11:03 AM PST by MaggieCarta (What are we here for but to provide sport for our neighbors, and to laugh at them in our turn?Austen)
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To: MaggieCarta

The one thing I will give Michael Steele is that he respects the Tea Party and what it has contributed.

I expect the next RNC chair will be an establishment RINO promoted by Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie who will crap all over the Tea Party and tear the GOP apart.


20 posted on 11/12/2010 8:12:53 AM PST by bwc2221
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To: bwc2221

Michael Steele supports Amnesty, where does Saul Stand?


21 posted on 11/12/2010 8:15:46 AM PST by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: MaggieCarta
The RNC is obsolete... The TpCaucus is now driving..
The TpC is getting stronger the RNC is getting weaker..

Actually political partys themselves are obsolete..
The TpCaucus is the cutting edge of american political evolution...

22 posted on 11/12/2010 8:16:04 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: hosepipe
The TpCaucus are the ones we've been waiting for..
The ones that trump political parties.. it will eventually evolve into sub-caucus's..
23 posted on 11/12/2010 8:20:47 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: chicagolady
Michael Steele supports Amnesty, where does Saul Stand?

Excellent question. I'm sorry, I don't have an excellent answer at this time, though.

24 posted on 11/12/2010 8:23:35 AM PST by MaggieCarta (What are we here for but to provide sport for our neighbors, and to laugh at them in our turn?Austen)
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To: MaggieCarta

Your thread was first! But they aren’t dups — yours addresses more specifics.


25 posted on 11/12/2010 8:24:37 AM PST by CedarDave (Tagline being updated...)
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To: MaggieCarta
Anuzis:
Chairman Steele’s record speaks for itself. He has his way of doing things. I have mine.

:) This, I think, is what they call a "classic understatement."

26 posted on 11/12/2010 8:26:36 AM PST by MaggieCarta (What are we here for but to provide sport for our neighbors, and to laugh at them in our turn?Austen)
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To: MaggieCarta
Never mind. My sense of humor is sometimes off-beat.

Leni

27 posted on 11/12/2010 8:26:51 AM PST by MinuteGal (Bill O'Reilly Opines That Obama's Luxurious Indian Trip is Curry-Peachy!)
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To: CedarDave; cripplecreek

Plus, we have cripplecreek’s hilarious Dumas comment on this thread....


28 posted on 11/12/2010 8:31:35 AM PST by MaggieCarta (What are we here for but to provide sport for our neighbors, and to laugh at them in our turn?Austen)
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To: MinuteGal

Ok. I can be rather dense sometimes. It’s all the translating I have to do from Brit/Canadian/American speak that really does it, I think...maybe...


29 posted on 11/12/2010 8:34:14 AM PST by MaggieCarta (What are we here for but to provide sport for our neighbors, and to laugh at them in our turn?Austen)
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To: MaggieCarta

bookmark


30 posted on 11/12/2010 8:35:50 AM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: MinuteGal

I got it Leni! Pretty clever and made me smile.


31 posted on 11/12/2010 8:50:17 AM PST by pudge
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To: bwc2221
I expect the next RNC chair will be an establishment RINO promoted by Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie who will crap all over the Tea Party and tear the GOP apart.

I honestly don't know. We should find out soon enough, I suppose.

32 posted on 11/12/2010 9:24:59 AM PST by MaggieCarta (What are we here for but to provide sport for our neighbors, and to laugh at them in our turn?Austen)
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To: MaggieCarta

Different stories, different sources.
One in GOP Club, one in News.

We will leave them both up.

Thanks.


33 posted on 11/12/2010 10:19:57 AM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator

Ok, thanks very much.


34 posted on 11/12/2010 10:25:49 AM PST by MaggieCarta (What are we here for but to provide sport for our neighbors, and to laugh at them in our turn?Austen)
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To: pudge
Well, I don't get it and I wrote it!

(....just kiddin'...I think....)

Leni

35 posted on 11/12/2010 10:38:41 AM PST by MinuteGal (Bill O'Reilly Opines That Obama's Luxurious Indian Trip is Curry-Peachy!)
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To: SevenMinusOne
Your relatives in Michigan seem to have advised you correctly. Anuszis led the MIaGOP for several years and his accomplishments here were miniscule. For every win that the GOP had in Michigan during his tenure, there were several losses. Anuszis failed to develop any plan or make any serious effort to take out our two Marxist senators and failed to mount any serious threat to the regime of Clueless Jenny Granholm.

Maggie Carta is a nice person and I mean her no disrespect for her position on this guy.

36 posted on 11/12/2010 10:49:58 AM PST by RushLake (Liberalism/Progressivism--Domestic terrorism financed by your tax dollars.)
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To: Springman; sergeantdave; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; ...
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If you would like to be added or dropped from the Michigan ping list, please freepmail me.

37 posted on 11/12/2010 11:45:36 AM PST by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: All
JMO...regardless of his conservative creds, no matter how nice a guy he is, Anuzis was an absolutely dismal failure as chair of MIGOP and should not be considered to head up the national committee, not under any circumstances. Like I said, just my opinion...but he was chair when a fleet of candidates duked it out in the 7th Congressional primary a few short years ago, giving us the RINO Schwartz for two years...and the state remained staunchly and inexplicably blue during his tenure, in spite of our economy being strangled by Granholm...

He has to shoulder some of the blame for these failures. I'm astonished that he would seek the bigger chair.

38 posted on 11/12/2010 11:56:39 AM PST by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: MaggieCarta; All
Do you know what happened to that Catholic college Mr Anuzis was going to start? IIRC that was his reason for stepping down as chairman of MIGOP.

He always seemed to be a nice guy to me. A little too nice, he could have used a healthy dose of "here I am, take me or leave me" a la RR or Chuck Heston.

I remember when he was chairman of MIGOP he was on a morning radio show where he would debate Mark Brewer, the DNC chair. I mentioned having heard him and he asked me if he sounded annoying. I didn't figure out what he was asking until the next week I heard them. What he was actually asking was "I don't sound annoying like Mark Brewer, do I"?

He didn't, but I never got a chance to get back to him on that.

39 posted on 11/12/2010 3:16:47 PM PST by magslinger ('This is a United States Marine Corps FA-18 fighter. Send 'em up, I'll wait!')
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To: magslinger
Do you know what happened to that Catholic college Mr Anuzis was going to start? IIRC that was his reason for stepping down as chairman of MIGOP.

You know more than I about this, magslinger. I know there was supposed to be a new Catholic college in K'zoo, but I haven't a clue as to whether he was involved in that one. Or even whether that college has been built yet. Sorry.

He always seemed to be a nice guy to me. A little too nice, he could have used a healthy dose of "here I am, take me or leave me" a la RR or Chuck Heston.

Yes, "nice" isn't always best, if by "nice" you mean, "I'm a doormat".

...he asked me if he sounded annoying. I didn't figure out what he was asking until the next week I heard them. What he was actually asking was "I don't sound annoying like Mark Brewer, do I"?

He didn't, but I never got a chance to get back to him on that.

Finally saw Anuzis on Fox News last night (working just eats into one's productive television time) He didn't sound annoying to me, either.

40 posted on 11/13/2010 4:18:25 AM PST by MaggieCarta (What are we here for but to provide sport for our neighbors, and to laugh at them in our turn?Austen)
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