Skip to comments.Reince Priebus meets with 2012ers' representatives (New GOP Chair - Palin rep attended)
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 ...
Now that's rich. Let's all hope he is a touch better than said car.
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!
Didn’t you hear? The jourbalists say that Gov. Walker, the Tea Party and the GOP have lost in Wisconsin!!
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.
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.
Interesting...I wonder who the Palin aide was? Crawford from SarahPAC or Chief of Staff Glassner?
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 theyd attend.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}.
[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.
Michael Steele might soon say to the anti-establishment candidates in the race: "Do ya miss me yet?" LOLOL.
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.