**As if the Republicans are gonna hand over the RNC to Ron Paul’s Maine running mate after the crap they pulled during the election cycle. ** Lulz.
"WASHINGTON – A Maine representative to the Republican National Committee is accusing national party leaders of running a smear campaign to oust him from the committee, even as he wages his own longshot bid to become the national party’s next chairman.
Five months ago, Mark Willis lost his delegate seat at the Republican National Convention in Tampa because of his outspoken support for presidential candidate Ron Paul.
Now, other Republican National Committee members question whether Willis is eligible to represent Maine on the committee – let alone run for RNC chairman – because he was listed as Paul’s running mate on Maine’s official list of declared write-in candidates last November.
**Failure to support the party’s presidential nominee is grounds for removal from the committee under RNC rules.
I further note that : “To be elected RNC chairman requires 85 of the 168 national committee members, and Priebus has said he has already secured commitments from 150.” Tempest in a Paulbot teapot. This is a non issue.
As to Michael Steele…good riddance…he came out FOR and assault weapon ban this week.
Reince did a GREAT job this year putting the RNC back on firm financial footing and getting it ORGANIZED to compete with the Dem machine. He IS NOT and never will be an accomplished speaker or party spokesman. It is not NECESSARY or even WANTED in an RNC chair who must try to keep ALL factions of the party happy.
Tell me the memorable RNC chairs that inspired the American Public over the last 50 years??!!
The real party leader is always the candidate or the President…and in the interim…the candidates speak for themselves. I’ll settle for a well run, well funded, fiscally sound and technologically competitive national party organization. Preibus has done a good job and deserves re-election as there is MUCH work to be done and no time for a new learning curve.