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Monday, November 10, 2008

Newt Gingrich For RNC Leadership: Updated

Update: It looks like Newt is withdrawing his name and backing Michael Steele and has been working with him behind the scenes to craft a new conservative message that will resonate with American voters. I know Mr. Steele is a highly charismatic speaker and really got the crowd going at this years GOP convention as well as coining the "Drill Baby Drill" chant that was prominent through out the rest of the campaign. I think he would be an excellent choice and one would go a long way to dispelling the myth that the GOP is racist. We need folks like him, Ken Blackwell, Thomas Sowell and quite a few others to be our point people to reach out to minority communities that are largely conservative but shy away from the GOP because of the lies they have been fed all these years. Blacks helped pass Prop.8 protecting marriage here in Ca. by a 70-30 margin. The GOP is the party of Lincoln who freed the slaves, Eisenhower who pushed for Civil Rights and the party that believes in individual liberty. The Democrats are the party that fought Civil Rights, the party of George Wallace and Bull Connor, and KKK Kleagle Robert Byrd.

Last Wednesday I wrote that I would love to see him in that position since he is our premier idea guru and architect of the Contract With America that lead to the GOP retaking Congress in '94 after decades in the minority. He has thrown his hat in the ring along with Michael Steele. Mr. Steele is a great guy but he isn't at the forefront of new policy ideas like Newt is with his work on American Solutions. I think Newt would be awesome in this position and would be able to recruit a new slate of fresh GOP candidates for the 2010 elections which is where we need to concentrate our energies and forget about 2012 till then. We can comeback and I think Newt is just the man to do it as head of the RNC.


suek said...

Newt has baggage, though. And Steele needs to get out there in front of people. I think he'll be a candidate or a possible candidate for either Governor or the President at some time in the future, but it takes time to build familiarity with the American people or more money than most candidates can raise.

No doubt you've seen the reports that the FEC will not be investigating Obama's campaign finances since his was all donations. (McCain will be audited since he used Federal funds). I can see the logic of it, but there's no doubt in my mind that a very large portion of the huge amount he raised came from foreign sources - specifically muslims who anticipate his having an agenda favorable to them. The fact that the FEC is not investigating such illegalities is scandalous. Even if they were inclined to do so, my guess is that the Dems in Congress would block it.

Gayle said...

From what I heard yesterday on Hannity & Colmes, I would bet money that Steele will head the RNC, Goat.

knowitall said...

Why are we even entertaining the fact that the past leaders can regroup? These are the type of candidates the mainstream media illuminati want to see take the lead, because they'll call them negative and too angry.