Skip to comments.Priebus Will Announce Bid To Seek Re-Election As RNC Leader [Hell, NO!]
Posted on 11/15/2012 11:06:15 PM PST by Steelfish
Priebus Will Announce Bid To Seek Re-Election As RNC Leader
By Ralph Z. Hallow November 15, 2012
LAS VEGAS Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, under fire from some quarters for the failure of the partys voter-turnout effort on Nov. 6, will inform the RNCs other 167 members on Friday that he will seek re-election in January, two sources close to the chairman said Thursday.
According to the sources, speaking on the condition of anonymity, Mr. Priebus will say Friday during his announcement that 112 fellow RNC members have pledged to support him if he seeks a second two-year term, a number far greater than the needed 85 votes.
As of Thursday evening, The Washington Times had received 51 definite yes and four maybe replies from RNC members asked if they would vote for him.
An RNC spokesman declined to comment. Mr. Priebus is scheduled to begin an extended vacation on Friday.
Mr. Priebus earned accolades from Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and others here for the Republican Governors Association meeting.
Mr. Jindal, the RGA chairman, was asked in an interview whether the Nov. 6 voter-turnout failures in crucial swing states were the fault of the RNC chairman or of Mitt Romneys campaign and whether he supports Mr. Priebus or someone else for the chairmanship of the partys national governing body.
Im not a voting member of the RNC, but I think Reince has done a great job at the RNC, Mr. Jindal told The Times. I dont think this is one of those things where you point to just one person and say theyre the reason.
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... and, just like that: the BUSH/CHRISTIE 2016 campaign was officially underway.
Of course he’ll win. The GOP is run by morons.
I think Ryan and Walker support him. All from WI. But who are the alternatives? Haley Barbour has done it before but he’s still Gov.
FU!!! Yuh skalleywaggin Bastuhd!
Get me 99 more!!!
I don’t think you can place the blame on Priebus. I’m from Wisconsin and he was the guy who supported the Tea Party, spoke at their rallies backed Walker, Ron Johnson, Sean Duffy who defeated Dave Obey. He engineered the biggest defeat the Democrats have ever experienced in 2010 in this state, totally destroyed them. Be careful what you wish for.
In celebration of a job eminently well done, doubtless.
Haley Barbour is no longer governor of Mississippi. Phil Bryant won that job last year.
We can do a whole lot better.
This is sick!
The best thing conservatives can do for the Republican party right now is to register as independents.
As far as I know, he didn’t pick the candidate, did he? Could it be that the candidate lost the election?
George Prescott Bush with his Uncle George. AP photo
Just walk away from the GOP. It’s reached the point where you can’t continue to help. Not because you don’t care. But because they don’t.
He loses and wants another run at it??? No No and by the way NOOOOOO
Heh. Try checking out my posting history -- even if only over the past twenty-four hours, for heaven's sake -- and ask me that one again. ;)
Since when do we reward failure by reelecting to another term as NRC head? No way.
Or any name from the phone book.
or better yet Mia Love or Allan West or ANYONE ELSE
Are there any MEN left who don’t frequent tanning salons or have names which invoke thoughts of genitals?
I agree! I’m just saying. I know what Priebus did in Wisconsin and I’ve been watching him for a long time. He is a core conservative, but look what he had to deal with. Does anyone think the next guy will be better? I hear Steele is considering it, there you go!
Only the RNC would put back in charge someone who was largely responsible for the GOP suffering a crushing defeat.
Well, I honestly have to say I don’t know how I feel on this one.
There is no doubt the GOP did very poorly in 2012. Whether a different guy (or woman) at the helm of the RNC would have made a difference, it’s hard to say. Priebus certainly has been stronger than Michael Steele, in that he was more consistent and far less likely to self-destruct in interviews.
There’s also the question of who we would nominate to replace him. It’s not impossible we could get someone a whole lot worse. Especially if we look solely at rhetoric. Replacing Priebus with the equivalent of a Sharon Angle isn’t going to do the GOP any good.
Come on, he is the one in charge and the RNC did a terrible job of getting out the vote!
On the other hand, these same voices are impotent and are a good slip-and-fall away from life in a nursing home.
The Republicans ran a bad campaign. Didn’t this guy oversee all that?
But, but, he tried so hard./s
Do you realize that you included yourself in that comment?
It's much easier to shout 'off with their heads' across the internets[sic].
Internets? Geez, how many do we have?
Amen to that.
We need to have a serious search for a conservative candidate. If the Republicans want to run him - fine. If not, we should support him as a third party candidate.
I’d rather lose on a split vote to a third party than to keep losing by voting for a “moderate” on the Republican ticket and still end up with a communist President.
Shhhhhhhh. You'll wake the babies. ;)
The people who continually insist we snap-to and accord rapt, respectful fealty to the repeatedly-thumped likes of Reince Priebus and Karl Rove were also, by and large, the ones imbecilically chirruping the praises of "unskewedpolls.com" and Dick Morris this year, as well.
Hell, we should run him for President.
We’ll get you to run instead :)
These folks are almost as full of themselves, as they are full of S.
Time for some Conservative loyalist blood folks. The GOP needs about eight quarts of A positive Grand.
Luke warm buckets of horse sweat need not apply.
Bryan Adams and Michael J. Fox simultaneously raised their heads, just now, and asked: "Huh? Someone say my name -- ?" ;)
We have heard this song before when Romney was put at the head of the ticket. You sure you want to dance to that tune again?
Actually we could not have done worse if we tried.
They're both aggressive... goal-oriented... and supremely successful in their chosen field of endeavor.
Bonus: neither one of them is Michael Steele. ;)
Priebus running for reelection to RNC Chair.
FReep mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsiin interest ping list.
Run me for President ? But I’d actually want to cut government spending en masse, implement an irrevocable balanced budget amendment, close entire departments, privatize Social Security, end government involvement in healthcare & welfare at the federal level, revoke civil service and its army of leftist bureaucrats (replacing it with the old patronage system — your people come in with you and they leave when your term is up, rinse and repeat). No more gov’t pensions and goodies for these millionaire bloodsuckers. You serve the people, the people don’t serve you. And this all before I even get to the social issues... We’d be lucky to get a fraction of our current Republican officials to agree to any of this, and that’s being kind.
The lack of substance in your post is not going to improve the RNC. Only a discussion of the issues that matter, how to prioritize them, how to select a leader that can do that.
If only Terrance and Phillip could pronounce “out & about” correctly. That just gets on my nerves, eh ?
we need someone with a name everyone can pronounce and doesn’t sound like an elitist.....try a joe smith or james white......
Gotta go to the state level and change the whole RNC. A few hundred votes at the state convention is all it takes to change an RNC committeeman.
Uber RINO Saul Anuzis was replaced by conservative Dave Agema as a committeeman from Michigan in the spring and it only took a few hundred votes to do it.
Elect whom every you like. I don't care.