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Handicapping the (next) RNC Chair race

Embattled Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele will hold a conference call with all 168 members of the national committee today, the latest sign that he is working to rally support in the wake of a staff shakeup earlier this week.

RNC communications director Doug Heye described the call as routine but the circumstances surrounding it -- Steele has been under fire over an expenditure made by the committee at a risque night club -- are anything but ordinary.

Those close to Steele insist resigning is simply not an option he is considering and, to date, no major national figure within the party has gone public with a call for him to do so. Consultant Alex Castellanos, who was brought in late last year to help the RNC communications shop, did say Steele should step aside on Tuesday night, however.

If Steele did reverse course and resign, there is broad consensus that Jan Larimer, the non-controversial and well-liked vice chairwoman of the RNC would step in.

But, what if Steele stays through January 2011 but decides not to seek a second term as chairman? What would the field look like to replace him? We asked a handful of plugged-in party operatives just that question; the candidates they suggested are below -- and listed alphabetically.

(A caveat: The RNC chair race is still nine months away and there is a big election between now and then that could well change the calculus.)

* Jeb Bush: Bush is the rare combination of a major national presence within the party who has no interest in running for president in 2012 and, therefore, could wind up being a sort of consensus choice for all of the potential national candidates. What's far less clear is whether Bush, who has largely stepped out of electoral politics after two terms as the governor of Florida, would want the job.

* Norm Coleman: Following his defeat -- and the extended recount -- in the 2008 Minnesota Senate race, Coleman landed at the American Action Network, a conservative policy center meant to rival the left-leaning Center for American Progress. Prior to taking that job Coleman was expected by many to run for the open governor's office in 2010 but turned it aside. Coleman would almost certainly be interested in chairing the party heading into 2012 but would he be seen as a stalking horse for Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty within the committee?

* Katon Dawson: The former chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party finished a somewhat surprising second to Steele in the 2009 race and could well benefit from a bit of buyer's remorse in the wake of the current chairman's problems. But, Dawson's membership in an all-white country club, which became something of an issue in the last race, would almost certainly come up again if he was either running against Steele or running to replace him next January.

* Ed Gillespie: Gillespie is the rare high-profile political operative who has no enemies within the party. Talk to any Republican elected official or party strategist about Gillespie and he is roundly praised as a peerless strategic mind and one of the rising stars within the ranks. Gillespie has previously served as RNC chairman, which gives him relationships with committee members that other potential candidates don't enjoy. And, he is also well regarded among high-dollar donors -- an important constituency particularly in a presidential cycle. While Gillespie is a popular choice, it's not clear whether he would want to take on that sort of responsibility within the party -- particularly given that he's already been there and done that.

* Jan Larimer: Larimer would be, in many ways, the anti-Steele pick. She has little interest in or capacity for the national spotlight and is very close to the membership of the committee due to her more than three decades of work within the party. She would clearly be the "safe" choice -- low risk but somewhat low reward as well. But, after Steele, that might be just the approach Republicans crave.

* Rick Santorum: The former Pennsylvania Senator is clearly ambitious to get back in the political game -- working hard to make himself as a potential player in the 2012 presidential race. While it's hard to see Santorum as a serious presidential candidate, his support among social conservatives and the likelihood he would want the job could put him in the mix.

By Chris Cillizza  |  April 7, 2010; 12:20 PM ET
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37thand0street, surely you know this is about the RNC and Steele, right? Are you OK? Have you taken your medicine. You need to, ok? BAD to miss doses!

Posted by: rocknrollmd | April 9, 2010 11:22 PM | Report abuse

South Carolinian Katon Dawson's race issue extends far beyond whether he is running against Michael Steele. Why would any political party want an avowed racist to run its national political organization? Dawson has said he became involved in politics because he opposed desegregation of public facilities. According to him, things were just fine before 1964 and 1965, when civil rights legislation with muscle passed, and, the 1970s, when schools in the South were finally desegregated.

Dawson's continues to live his segregationist views. He faked a resignation from one whites-only organization, but has continued attending it, as well as others.

Posted by: query0 | April 8, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

I love Jeb Bush for this position, but he won't serve in it. He seems really happy down in Florida out of political office for now. other than Bush, I like Ed Gillespie for this position. He knows the who's who, is independently wealthy and can raise money from all of the big money donors. So other than Gillespie, I think Santorum, Coleman and Dawson would be bad picks and detriments to the RNC. Larimer is definately the safe choice, but I'm not certain of her fundraising capabilities and her national profile outside of the beltway crowd is low. I'd go for Gillespi if he wants it. If not, I would suggest looking elsewhere from this list. I suggest looking, perhaps, at Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue or South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds. Rounds is very popular there in South Dakota and has a strong national following of social conservatives. He tried to ban abortion in SD and it was struck down, but he gave it a shot and stood on his beliefs. He still got reelected based on his record as governor. Rounds is term limited and is out of office come 01/2011. Purdue is the first Republican governor of Georgia since reconstruction, not an easy task to accomplish. Purdue has high popularity ratings there in Ga. and is popular amongst national conservatives for the Georgia's immigration bill that he pushed through and other conservative items he's pushed there in Ga. However, my sense would be that Perdue may not be too interested in the RNC job. I think Mike Rounds may be more inclined to take the job, however. So the 2 folks at the top of my list are Ed Gillespie and Mike Rounds. Let's be realistic on who will be good and who will serve, and I think Gillespie and Rounds are the two we should be looking at. All that being said, Micheal Steel ain't stepping down.

Posted by: reason5 | April 8, 2010 11:15 AM | Report abuse

The GOP needs the opposite of Steele now - a low-wattage workhorse. Ed Gillespie seems the best choice, but it's not a great bunch.

P.S. 37thand0Street - WHY do you spam the comments of every single post with unrelated material? It's so wearing.

Posted by: Londonobserver | April 8, 2010 8:54 AM | Report abuse

How in hell does Norm Coleman merit any responsibility? Out of pity?

Will he hold those scrolls under his arm and pray for donations? Or perhaps beseech the Supreme Court to nullify election outcomes he doesn't like? There are precedents.

You don't hear the Democrats putting John Edwards into one of the top slots. Coleman is a disgrace.

Posted by: Noacoler | April 8, 2010 4:22 AM | Report abuse

Oh yeah, Rick Santorum. Great idea. Who put THAT one in your he'd, CC?

He'd need someone to proofread his press releases to expunge all the references to bestiality, which would leave copious reminders that Rick has a wife and kids, an idea he seems to think he invented.

This nutjob lost by 17 points for a very good reason, Chris.

Posted by: Noacoler | April 8, 2010 2:02 AM | Report abuse

Is Bozo the Clown available? He'd be saner than most of the yahoos under discussion.

Palin would quit as soon as it called for some work, the only labor shes capable of is the baby-popping kind.

Romney has the organizational skill but he wants to run in 2012 and grim though his chances are he remains the GOP's best shot. Small wonder that Republican everywhere pray for calamity till their knees ache. It's not like they have any suggestions or proposals ...

Wondering why anyone other that our sycophantic host would give a crap who runs the RNC.

Posted by: Noacoler | April 8, 2010 1:23 AM | Report abuse

If Obama starts to push a VAT tax - and starts to back off the CBO numbers for his health care program - that will definitely be an impeachable offense.


Obama went in front of Congress and said the health care bill would be paid for.


If Obama jammed through an ENRON-style set of accounting tricks - and then lies about it - that is impeachable.

Hey, this is out of control with Obama's taxes.

And it would be horrible for the economy - the recession would be long and deep.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 7, 2010 10:14 PM | Report abuse

Payne

Posted by: shrink2 | April 7, 2010 8:30 PM | Report abuse

Billy Paine!

Augusta National celebrates confederate history, you can bet your life.

But this piece of sh!it has the stones to attack Tiger Woods for being immoral, a bad example for little kids. I love it. The prefect of hypocrisy, the perfect Republican.

Billy Paine for RNC Chair! I can't wait for him to lecture their House N!gger, Michael Steele, on his moral failures.

Posted by: shrink2 | April 7, 2010 8:29 PM | Report abuse

Riddle me this: If Dawson wins and he holds RNC meetings at his all-white country club, will Steele be able to attend the meetings? Will he have to participate via closed circuit TV?

Posted by: broadwayjoe | April 7, 2010 7:52 PM | Report abuse

easttxisfreaky


Now Obama wants to increase the cost of everything you buy by 10%


So he wants to tax you coming and going.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 7, 2010 7:50 PM | Report abuse

...perhaps one more possibility: Fix favorite, "good guy" Chip (Barack the Magic N-gro CD) Saltsman?

I'm sure RNC voting members could use a few more CDs for family and friends, no?

Posted by: broadwayjoe | April 7, 2010 7:47 PM | Report abuse

I don't care about Democrats. I don't care about Republicans.

I care about money.

At the end of the day, who is going to leave more money in my paycheck?

That's what I thought.

Posted by: easttxisfreaky | April 7, 2010 7:46 PM | Report abuse

DDawd, re: Chip running
he must not be 'cause Chris would have told us if he was, since he's known Chip a long time.

Posted by: katem1 | April 7, 2010 7:15 PM | Report abuse

NOW Obama is about to leave the country - so they are floating the idea of a NATIONAL SALES TAX ON TOP OF THE LARGEST TAX INCREASE IN AMERICAN HISTORY.

OBAMA got his health care plan - never saying how he was going to PAY for it.

All the time, Obama said the health care plan was PAID FOR. Obama LIED IN FRONT OF CONGRESS. This is an IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE.


OBAMA LIED

OBAMA LIED

OBAMA LIED

OBAMA LIED

OBAMA LIED.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 7, 2010 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Obama wants to put in a VAT tax?


A 10% NATIONAL SALES TAX on top of the LARGETST TAZ INCREASE IN AMERICAN HISTORY ???

This is the horrible - it will drag down the economy in a way that will hurt every American.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 7, 2010 6:54 PM | Report abuse

A "Bushie Watch List?" Turnabout IS fair play...

IS AN OMAMA 'TRUE JUSTICE SQUAD' QUIETLY WATCHING BUSH 'LEAVE-BEHINDS?'

Is an Eric Holder DOJ "True Justice Squad" keeping book on rogue Bush holdovers across the bureaucracy...

as some Bushie leave-behinds continue to oversee secret multi-agency programs of covert microwave torture, vigilante harassment and financial sabotage of extrajudicially and unjustly "targeted" American citizens...

...many targeted for their politics, activism, or ethnic background?

Vic Livingston reports -- see latest comments to:

http://nowpublic.com/world/u-s-govt-uses-cbs-news-cover-microwave-cell-tower-torture
http://NowPublic.com/scrivener

Posted by: scrivener50 | April 7, 2010 6:47 PM | Report abuse

Well then ceflynline, you've shot my idea full of holes, still you haven't wrecked the fun of thinking about it. How do the Republicans solve the problem of dueling political organizations, each more conservative than the next?

If corporate interests can't know where to buy candidates, I mean excercise their First Amendment Rights, why would they pay, I mean speak?

And whom do you think the Shogun (tho I believe it is more a ruling clique, like China) will trot out next?

Nominal leaders, lets see...
Jeb has the pedigree...

Posted by: shrink2 | April 7, 2010 5:45 PM | Report abuse

"I think Sarah Palin would be an excellent replacement. She is, after all, the de facto head of the Republican Party. Even John McCain can't get re-elected without her help. Of course, in a position like that, she would have to go buy some new clothes....Posted by: freedom5"

The Defacto Head of the republican party is someone so obscure that none of us knows him. The Party is being run, Japanese Shogunate Style, where the real power behind the power behind the throne is reluctant to stand up, lest he be cut down.

ASND, the real powers have all that Cash Steele has supposedly raised or is raising to disburse in arcane and byzantine ways.

Sarah as Steele's replacement would talk herself out of any chance of getting elected town crier of wasilla before November, and even with no power and no friends would so mess up the RNC and its national office that nobody would be able to ressurect it.

Let her be the current glowing Diva and Rush the ()Kopf apparent, while the eminencee gruisee (spell check thinks the plural of eminence in this construction is eminences, but that can't be right. Someone who is good at French Plurals help me out.)loot the party, until 2012 when SP and RL are the parties ticket to oblivion in the general election.

Posted by: ceflynline | April 7, 2010 5:31 PM | Report abuse

"I'm shocked by all of this. Aren't the Republicans known for all being on the same page (excuse the cliche)? Posted by: Aerowaz"

Well, they aren't well known for sharing, all things considered.

Still, the easy way to figure out who gets the job is compare enemies lists. If EVERYBODY hates you you are elected, because this job isn't something a sane politician should have the least interest in, and may never again something a Republican would want.

If the T-s are out in force in the Primaries, and Ohio suggests they are, the RNC may soon be about as big a thing as the American Communist Party Central Committee.

Prudent politicians stay well clear of this kind of train wreck, in case it proves fatal to their party, or their own political careers.

Maybe next year speculation as to who leads the party, or at least pretends to, is justified, but this year anyone foolish enough to express an interest is just too damn dumb to be a good choice, and therefor highly likely to get stuck with the job.

Posted by: ceflynline | April 7, 2010 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Hey, don't all Religious peoples (except of course, Buddhists) massacre non-believers now and then? Old school Christians murdered a lot of Mormons in Missouri and Illinois, their founding prophet included.

By the time they made it over to Utah, there were a lot of pissed off and very traumatized Mormons. It is not often a Governor issues an extermination order against a group of people in a state. Still, Mountain Meadows was not a pretty chapter in the Hx of the Latter Day Saints.

Posted by: shrink2 | April 7, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

'But I'll bet Romney would do it and do a great job. It would allow him to keep himself in the picture without having to get slaughtered in 2012 (though having the bizarre history and just plain psychotic elements of the Mormon Faith aired out in a Presidential campaign would be brutal, in a fun kind of way).'

Man, don't even go there. Ever hear of the Mountain Meadows Massacre of 1857? Read 'Under the Banner of Heaven ' a history of the movement. Hair-raising.

Posted by: drindl | April 7, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Palin is enjoying life on the outside of the political establishment and would not take well to a bit and bridle. Romney is running for Prez which means he needs his OWN money to dole out for favors.

I hear Liz Dole is free.

BB

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | April 7, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

"Zouk is always questioning everyone's masculinity"

it's that pesky projection thing again.

Posted by: drindl | April 7, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

The thought of the truly creepy Rick Santorum as RNC chair is enough to make me gag on my chicken salad sandwich. :)

Posted by: Brittman1 | April 7, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/07/redefining-what-it-means-to-work-hard/#preview

Brooks and Collins (sounds like a CW duo)on the pResident's pitch, basketball, who works hard and family life. Brooks always says the obvious (but he is funny today) and Collins always turns it on its ear.

Posted by: margaretmeyers | April 7, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

I think Sarah Palin would be an excellent replacement. She is, after all, the de facto head of the Republican Party. Even John McCain can't get re-elected without her help. Of course, in a position like that, she would have to go buy some new clothes....

Posted by: freedom5 | April 7, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Meanwhile, what about Ed Gillespie as a candidate? Sure he looks like a nebbish, but he sure isn't one. He is strong willed and smart, no one disputes that, least of all Creigh Deeds.

Posted by: shrink2 | April 7, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

LOL! I KNEW you would say that.

You're intimidated, of course, by my ovaries.

Posted by: margaretmeyers | April 7, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Shrink, I think that would be a wise move for Romney. By 2012 he'll be 6 years on the shelf. No one's going to give HIM a teevee show for sure, so he has to come up with something that will keep him looking pResidential-ishy.

Posted by: margaretmeyers | April 7, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Zouk is always questioning everyone's masculinity -- Posted by: margaretmeyers


I don't question yours.

Posted by: Zouk_is_King | April 7, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, Palin might be interesting to have in that position. It makes her a prominent face in the party. It keeps her out of the Presidential race which is good for them since they're dead if she wins the primary. And someone like Cornyn or Barbour can run things behind the scenes.

Posted by: DDAWD | April 7, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

Yes exactly GJJ, Howard Dean rode herd on the fractious Democrats. That is exactly what the Republicans need right away or their resurgent energy will drive internecine battles, not electoral victories. The party is in more trouble than its partisans are willing to admit.

Posted by: shrink2 | April 7, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

Interesting suggestion, shrink2. It would sink any 2012 presidential aspirations they might have, but a Sarah Palin or a Mitt Romney at the head of the RNC fundraising machine would almost surely be a boost to the campaign chest. Shades of Howard Dean -- one-time serious presidential contender focuses on the races of the other members of the party. We all saw how that worked out.

'Course, even if she could be convinced to give up her presidential bid, Palin wouldn't do it, as it would tie her too closely for her comfort to the Washington establishment. And I doubt the RNC would be willing to take Romney out of the game while there's still the possibility that the economy will be a central issue -- or at least as central an issue as it is now -- in 2012. Mike Huckabee, maybe? He'd appeal to the social conservatives on the same level Palin would, at least, and he probably can't be considered a serious contender in 2012 as long as Palin is in the picture.

At the very least, name recognition will still bring in the cash, even at a time when voters are ostensibly disaffected with the establishment. I was a little bit surprised the last time 'round that all the front-runner candidates for RNC chair were people with relatively low name recognition. There were the rumors that the RNC went for Michael Steele so they could have their own black guy to put up against President Obama, of course, but I don't think that by itself would have been enough to propel him to the top.

Posted by: GJonahJameson | April 7, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Margaret, confidentiality you know.

Hey, don't you like my idea of having Palin run the RNC? Talk about a circus, she'd make Steele look even more the amateur.

But I'll bet Romney would do it and do a great job. It would allow him to keep himself in the picture without having to get slaughtered in 2012 (though having the bizarre history and just plain psychotic elements of the Mormon Faith aired out in a Presidential campaign would be brutal, in a fun kind of way).

Posted by: shrink2 | April 7, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

"I'm shocked by all of this. Aren't the Republicans known for all being on the same page (excuse the cliche)?

Posted by: Aerowaz"

Must...stifle...tasteless...Foley...joke...

Posted by: DDAWD | April 7, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

The democrats CONTINUE to put out the talking points that the aging Tea Party Movement is on the verge of violence


Why don't you look to the inner cities - and see where the shootings are.


WHAT ARE THEY AFRAID OF ?


We have listed three shootings in the past week.


1) Chicago - had a triple shooting on Friday - three separate incidents within blocks of each other - one was actually during the police press conference for the first shooting.


2) New York - 50 blacks were arresting "wilding" near Times Square in mid-town - there were 4 shootings associated with what the papers called a "riot"


3) Washington - just blocks away from where the democrats are issuing their press release trying desperately to convince people that the tea partiers might be violent - 3 blacks were involved in a drive-by shooting in which 9 people were shoot, with 4 dead.


WHO IS THE VIOLENT GROUP ????


SERIOUSLY WHO IS THE VIOLENT GROUP ????

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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 7, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Zouk is always questioning everyone's masculinity -- is he projecting a deep-seated insecurity? Gender conflicted? Suffering from a decline in testosterone as he ages?

Shrink2, you've listened to the patient as much as we all have. What's your professional opinion?

Posted by: margaretmeyers | April 7, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

great, zook insulted me. As someone who totally takes his comments to heart, I guess I'll go cry now?

It's really not hard to get women to talk to you in real life, man. But you just can't be a total prick. Try it. It beats looking at pictures of models.

Posted by: DDAWD | April 7, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

I'm shocked by all of this. Aren't the Republicans known for all being on the same page (excuse the cliche)?

Posted by: Aerowaz | April 7, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Palin for RNC Chair! She'd certainly raise a lot of money. Oh, but forget it if she wants to run for Prez in 2012.

Posted by: Dan4 | April 7, 2010 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Politics has become a bread and circuses steeplechase derby that deflects attention from multi-agency federal "programs" of ideologically motivated "social cleansing" -- and a naive, perhaps misinformed President Obama may be in the cross-hairs:

IS THE U.S. MILITARY TELLING PRESIDENT OBAMA THE WHOLE TRUTH ABOUT THE CAPABILITIES AND DOMESTIC DEPLOYMENT OF MICROWAVE/LASER/RADIO FREQUENCY DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPONS?

IF SO, SHOULDN'T POTUS REALIZE THAT THESE SILENT, INVISIBLE, POTENTIALLY LETHAL WEAPON SYSTEMS POSE AS GREAT A THREAT TO HUMANITY AS CONVENTIONAL 'NUKES..."

...BECAUSE THEY CAN BE USED TO ELECTROMAGNETICALLY IMPAIR, ENSLAVE AND SUBJUGATE ENTIRE POPULATIONS -- OR NEUTRALIZE POLITICAL 'ENEMIES?'

HOW DOES THIS JOURNALIST KNOW THIS?

BECAUSE HE'S A SIX-YEAR VICTIM OF U.S. MICROWAVE TORTURE HIMSELF.

VIC LIVINGSTON REPORTS: "Heinous microwave torture continues -- who are the officials allow this to happen, and why aren't there consequences?"

See latest comments:

http://nowpublic.com/world/u-s-govt-uses-cbs-news-cover-microwave-cell-tower-torture
NowPublic.com/scrivener

Posted by: scrivener50 | April 7, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

you've got to wonder if the GOP would have been as upset at the RNC chair over the night club fiasco if the chair wasnt Steele..
It's likely they'd be saying "The chair wasn't involved with that spending issue"

Posted by: newagent99 | April 7, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

you've got to wonder if the GOP would have been as upset at the RNC chair over the night club fiasco if the chair wasnt Steele..
It's likely they'd be saying "The chair wasn't involved with that spending issue"

Posted by: newagent99 | April 7, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

In spite of all the forced enthusiasm, Republicans must realize how disastrous their disarray has become. They have to see having multiple organizations competing for
political dollars in these times for what it is. Bluntly, corporations have to know that an organization can legitimately promise to take care of their interests, or they won't donate.

If Republicans were smart and some are, they would install one of their has been candidates, Palin or even better, Romney.

The money would roll in and they would be spared the embarrassment of having a person who can't win throw down in the 2012 contest. This would instantly heal the RNC and leave the run for the White House open for someone who has not already embarrassed themselves on the national scene.

Republicans know an organized line of march using the 50 state strategy is the only way to win the White House 2 years from now.

Posted by: shrink2 | April 7, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Everyday I say to myself, can DDAWD exhibit even stupider ideas than yesterday?

Everyday I am impressed.

I think the iPed is so enthralled with his new iPad, he has been surfing men's shower sites for days on end now. Say hi to Rahm while you're there chrissy.

this means there could be an opening in the stooge lineup. Maybe DDAWD could be the official third stooge now. He certainly displays the idiocy required for the position.

Posted by: Zouk_is_King | April 7, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Its so sad to realise there are still so many racist alive and well in this country. I am White so this is not a minority point of view. The Republicans have done everything in their power to appeal to the lowest common demoninator of human nature which is ignorance and racism to maintain their power base. Congrats boys you've done your job well. You can sit in your rich elitist ivory tower and try to pretend you haven't done tremendous damage to this country.

Posted by: imgibson | April 7, 2010 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Its so sad to realise there are still so many racist alive and well in this country. I am White so this is not a minority point of view. The Republicans have done everything in their power to appeal to the lowest common demoninator of human nature which is ignorance and racism to maintain their power base. Congrats boys you've done your job well. You can sit in your rich elitist ivory tower and try to pretend you haven't done tremendous damage to this country.

Posted by: imgibson | April 7, 2010 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Its so sad to realise there are still so many racist alive and well in this country. I am White so this is not a minority point of view. The Republicans have done everything in their power to appeal to the lowest common demoninator of human nature which is ignorance and racism to maintain their power base. Congrats boys you've done your job well. You can sit in your rich elitist ivory tower and try to pretend you haven't done tremendous damage to this country.

Posted by: imgibson | April 7, 2010 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Is Chip "Obama the Magic Nego" Saltsman running again?

As far as a bunch of clowns go, it's a pretty diverse group on the clown scale. From extreme clown in Dawson to almost a regular human in Gillespie.

Posted by: DDAWD | April 7, 2010 12:52 PM | Report abuse

thecorinthian


Your comment at 12:38 is RACIST

You are not evaluating any of the candidates, strengths and weaknesses -

All you are doing is pointing out the color of one's skin.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 7, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Please remind us how the 168 national committee members are determined?

Posted by: bsimon1 | April 7, 2010 12:43 PM | Report abuse

What surprise, a group mostly made of upper class white guys.

Posted by: thecorinthian | April 7, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

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