Skip to comments.RNC Chairman Balloting - 2nd Ballot Results
Posted on 01/30/2009 9:57:12 AM PST by ReagansRaiders
168 ballots. 85 to win --
Mike Duncan - 48
Michael Steele - 48
Katon Dawson - 29
Saul Anuzis - 24
Ken Blackwell - 19
Sorry to show my stupidity, but who gets to vote?
Go Steele. If not Blackwell - and its pretty obvious thats the way it is - then Steele.
Duncan has failed us too many times, we can’t afford that any longer.
Who’s Mike Duncan? I have to presume he’s “their” man, since he’s winning with no publicity
They won’t learn it. We need Conservatives like Blackwell, not RINOs. But looking good for Steele. I prefer him to Duncan.
Will we know the answer today??? Thanks.
This could take a while. Nobody’s giving up just yet, but it doesn’t look promising for Duncan. Mind you, Steele isn’t running away with it either.
Great. Steele coming back on 2d vote.
Did they take a break or did C-Span cut away?
They’re on a 10 minute break
Dawson is the SC state chair, Anuzis is Michigan state chair. (or did I mix them up?)
I believe they just keep on voting until there’s a winner. The candidates with the fewest votes will eventually lose their votes, or trade away their votes and withdraw.
Dawson’s will go to Duncan. Anuzis could split.
Why didn’t the low man on the totem pole (Blackwell) be forced to drop off after the 1st vote? Could somebody explain the rules to me and if the low man will be eliminated in subsequent votes?
The thing is, we need a person who can present Republican ideas well in opposition to Obama.
Steele is that guy. If Duncan pulls it out, it is clear the GOP wants to lose again in two and four years.
Hey wait!!!! I am a registered useless repube....when do I get to vote?
Wow. I thought Blackwell was a favorite. Glad to see Steele doing well. So much for the handicappers.
Anyone have pictures of these men?
Who is the current chair?
Anybody would be better than Duncan.
In my state, we registered republicans voted at our caucuses last year, sent delegates to the state convention, where our National Committee People were elected - these are the folks voting now. Folks really don’t realize how important attending caucuses are. If we want to affect the workings of the party, we need to get involved there.
I think given better dynamics, you will be happy with Duncan. He's been great for party development here in Kentucky throughout the years.
Look for black or white smoke.
The Republican Party is much like Congress and is a representative democracy. As a registered Republican you had the opportunity to take part in the party's reorganization last year. Each state has a national committeeman, national committeeman and state chair that are elected by their state's executive committee. Those are the people voting in this election.
Who do I want?
Are they roughing it at the GREENBRIER?
I hate the caucus system.
I do NOT want to discuss my vote with anyone. I want to go into the booth and vote without some yahoo, telling my how to vote.
the caucus system gave us Obama.
the caucus system must GO.
lol. That actually was very funny.
From NRO Campaign Spot:
“Another reporter notes that the RNC has to be out of the ballroom by 5 p.m. because a wedding is slated to use the room starting at 5:30.”
Wonder if this will end up out in the parking lot!
Our caucus system is by secret ballot. We met, those who wanted to run gave speeches and a secret ballot was taken. What is good about it is that you meet those in your precinct and you actually get to know who you’re voting for. If you voted in a primary situation for a party convention how would you even have a chance to know who you are voting for?
I want Michael Steele..I LOVE the guy, he is awesome, he better win!!
Anuzis was something to do with the Michigan Republican party. I used to be on his email list. Seems conservative enough, obviously not very effective in getting Republicans elected there.
Or shirtless at the 7-11.
Ob. Freeper lore post. :)
I was wanting Blackwell but as a second choice Steel would do.
Republican National Committee members.
Because that's the voting system the RNC chose to use. Nobody is required to drop out at any stage, but eventually behind the scenes lobbying and horse-trading will see one or more of the less popular candidates throwing their support behind someone else. I don't know what happens if the vote remains deadlocked with delegates refusing to change their vote, but I doubt that will happen. At some point you'll see a large swing toward one candidate and the writing will be on the wall for the others.
When I caucused for Dukakis in Minnesota in whatever year that was, we discussed, loudly, passionately, and at great length, all the local issues as well - every pothole, every drug-dealing street corner, and those concerns went up the political line as well. It dragged on for hours, and I loved it. The only people who show up are the ones who really care about their precinct, so you can make grassroots connections and actually try to get something done. I wish Virginia would go back to the caucus system.
Steele is a loser- so he’s well qualified to head the RNC...
Seriously, “loser” could fairly be put on any of these guys.
Blackwell at least has a record of fighting hard.
Let’s hope Steele doesn’t do eveny worse as Chairman of the national party than he did as chairman of Maryland’s.
Balloting has stopped.
Al Franken showed up, and said he won this election. /s
Go Man of Steele! I really like him.
How many more rounds of voting?
As many as it takes to get a majority.
3rd Ballot Results:
Didn’t catch the rest
Last Friday when Michael Steele was sitting in for Bill Bennett on “Morning in America” he defended Eric Holder (an old friend of his, he said.) His logic was that Holder will be confirmed and Republicans should lay off and not waste their shots. That logic doesn’t go very far with me.
Steele is articulate and looks good on TV, but I need to be convinced of his depth. The Republicans have a chance to win the House back in 2010. That has to be done if we are going to stop BO, and we need a Chairman who will focus on that like a laser.