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Reince Priebus meets with 2012ers' representatives (New GOP Chair - Palin rep attended)
The Politico ^ | March 10, 2011 | Jonathan Martin, JournoLister

Posted on 03/10/2011 11:26:55 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus convened a meeting Monday with representatives from nearly every potential Republican presidential candidate to discuss efforts to rebuild the committee, the primary calendar and the debate schedule.

The two-hour sit down, held at party headquarters, marked the first gathering of GOP campaigns that soon will be taking aim at one another.

Officials from candidates all-but-declared like Tim Pawlenty and Mitt Romney were there but so were aides to Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin, neither of which have begun taking steps toward presidential runs. Notably not there: anyone representing Mitch Daniels (a Daniels adviser indicated that they were focused on the increasingly messy Indiana legislative session).

Priebus and Chief of Staff Jeff Larson explained what they were doing to get the RNC out of the red and went through the various functions of the committee....

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


TOPICS: Campaign News; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: 2012; huckabee; journolist; palin; romney
"Reince Priebus" sounds like the new hybrid car from Yugo.
1 posted on 03/10/2011 11:27:02 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Reince Priebus" sounds like the new hybrid car from Yugo.

Now that's rich. Let's all hope he is a touch better than said car.


2 posted on 03/10/2011 11:31:49 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Chairman Reince Priebus and associates can duplicate, at the national level, what happened in Wisconsin, then I will be more than satisfied. Good Luck, and, hopefully, Good Skill, to such efforts!


3 posted on 03/10/2011 11:40:06 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

Didn’t you hear? The jourbalists say that Gov. Walker, the Tea Party and the GOP have lost in Wisconsin!!


4 posted on 03/10/2011 11:47:09 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("You cannot invade the US There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass." Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nuts!


5 posted on 03/10/2011 11:54:10 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The hottest topic of discussion, according to sources in the room, was over the looming debates.

An array of news organizations, including POLITICO, and state parties have begun scheduling the forums and the aides expressed concern about their candidates being overwhelmed with invitations.

Priebus has tapped Indiana GOP committeeman James Bopp, an outspoken conservative on the committee, to lead an effort examining if the RNC could play a role in sifting through some of the debate proposals.

Maybe the pubbies are getting smarter and are not going to let the lefty msm dictate their schedules for these bullshit debates, 18 months before an election.

The fact that Sarah is not showing up on May 2nd for brian williams to throw hardball questions at her and then interrupt her answers in order to make her look stupid, may help these other pubbies grow some balls.

6 posted on 03/11/2011 5:30:39 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, in honor of Standing Wolf.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Those kinds of reports only help us. It gives us a barometer to measure the lack of calibration of their side. It sets up devastating wins like the last election. As long as they keep doing it we will keep taking the foreground. When they finally have their “come to Jesus” moment about Obama’s leadership, it will be too late.


7 posted on 03/11/2011 5:48:22 AM PST by Walkingfeather
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To: Al B.; Brices Crossroads; Lakeshark; onyx; sarah fan UK; Bigtigermike

Interesting...I wonder who the Palin aide was? Crawford from SarahPAC or Chief of Staff Glassner?


8 posted on 03/12/2011 7:17:08 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner; onyx; Brices Crossroads; sarah fan UK; Lakeshark
Probably Crawford. He would just need to hop in his car to get to the RNC offices.

He knows the way...LOL. He was interim finance chairman of the RNC under Michael Steele until he got sacked when the Beltway types (led by James Bopp (see below) started going after Steele.

BTW, going forward, you'll hear the name of James Bopp a lot. He's the Indiana GOP Chair and Priebus will rely on him heavily. This part of the article stuck raised lots of red flags (my editorial comments in brackets]

"Priebus has tapped Indiana GOP committeeman James Bopp [big Romney guy], an outspoken conservative on the committee, to lead an effort examining if the RNC could play a role in sifting through some of the debate proposals [IOTW, how can we slant this process towards "our" candidates]. One campaign source familiar with the discussion expressed concern about the prospect of the committee sanctioning debates, noting that every candidate would have a different interest in determining what forums they’d attend.

[I can almost gurantee you that was Palin's rep expressing that concern]

Another campaign official, however, said it was merely a suggestion floated about how to bring some order to what could be a chaotic debate season. [Yeah, right]

Larson said they were not attempting to intervene, but only wanted to be of assistance.

I've seen reports that the RNC is already trying to shuffle Iowa out of the front of the primary line. Now this report they're trying to influence the debates (just trying to help, doncha know}.

Michael Steele might soon say to the anti-establishment candidates in the race: "Do ya miss me yet?" LOLOL.

9 posted on 03/12/2011 7:58:11 AM PST by Al B.
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To: Al B.
"Do ya miss me yet?"

I don't miss him!

I was a supporter of Michael Steele and was very disappointed with him. He used his position to promote himself. He was a huge embarrassment.

I only hope this new bunch does a better job...they can't do much worse, IMO.

10 posted on 03/12/2011 8:08:53 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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