Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Inside Politics of the RNC Election

RNC elections are very hard to predict.  They run under special rules of gravity based nearly as much on personal relationships as ideology.  My handicapping — a partially informed guess at best — is as follows.  Reince Priebus, the very … Continued

Rubio Not Interested in V.P.

Newly elected Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, whose meteoric rise has made him a star in Republican circles, said Monday that he isn’t interested in being the GOP’s 2012 vice presidential nominee. “Are you at least open to the possibility?” Panama City … Continued

RNC Race Focusing On Finances

The voting members of the Republican National Committee are spending the final week before electing a chairman on Friday debating each candidate’s fundraising prowess, a recognition that the next national party chairman will have to spend most of his or … Continued

Conservative Movement Must Commit To A Long-Term Outreach Strategy

The 2010 election represented a historic victory for center-right principles and candidates. Voters across the country responded positively to a message of low taxes, responsible spending and individual freedom, effectively rejecting some of the major policies enacted over the past … Continued

Are RNC Committeemen Even Listening?

I wonder if Republican Committeemen are even listening to the Republican grassroots. Or do they just think they know best? That’s what they thought two years ago. They thought the RNC needed a black man as the face of the … Continued

The Job For The Next RNC Chair (Human Events)

Re-Posted From Human Events You know you’re in trouble when you’re running for re-election, and your challengers don’t even bother to bring up your controversial record. Just ask Michael Steele. The other candidates for chairman of the Republican National Committee … Continued

When Elephants Fight, It’s Always Hard To Keep The Noise Down

Re-posted From Politico’s “The Arena” Conservative blogger Dan Riehl is drawing a connection between one of the contenders for the RNC’s top post and the rumored presidential aspirations of Haley Barbour. A similar too-close linkage to Mitt Romney scuttled the campaign of … Continued

West Virginia May Schedule Gubernatorial Election This Year

Kentucky, Louisiana and Mississippi will hold regularly scheduled gubernatorial elections this year, but West Virginia may do so as well. Next Tuesday, the state’s Supreme Court will begin to hear arguments on whether the state should hold a special election … Continued