.comment-link {margin-left:.6em;}

Born at the Crest of the Empire

Friday, March 13, 2009

Steele problems

I'm not going to track all the Republicans complaining about Michael Steele. There's just too much.

But, I do think it's important that the GOP is having this internal rift as they're undertaking their "talent search" to find new candidate challengers and line up funding for the 2010 elections.

Would a sense of national party chaos make the best candidates more or less likely to sign on for 2010? Do you think Steele is effectively running the fundraising operation while he's trying to bat all of this away?

Also this year, the GOP is supposed to be rewriting its 2012 primary calendar and it looks like that may be more chaotic with a wounded and disliked chairman. (Does pro life become a factor? Do certain states or caucuses move up as a result of Steele's social issues rifts?)

There's alot of groundwork that has to be done before September of this year, and I doubt it's getting done effectively right now.

(Also, How does the conflict affect the internal RNC restructuring. Steele fired a bunch of people. Who is taking a job with Steele under threat?)

Just thinking out loud.


  • Unrelated thought....

    I was reading a commentary on Jim Cramer's appearance on the Daily Show in all places on an Apple news site, and came across this:

    "Stewart played clips of Cramer describing -- shortly before the iPhone was first announced -- how hedge fund managers could spread lies about the product through either gullible or willing media sources, creating either fear or excitement that would distort the company's stock, allowing the fund manager to profit."

    I dawned on me that this is exactly how Cheney and Bush got us to buy into the Iraq War! Birds of a feather.

    By Blogger -epm, at 2:38 PM  

  • Yeah, I sawe part of that section.

    I didn't watch too much of the Stewart interview because it felt uncomfortable for some reason. He was chopping up Cramer and it felt wrong somehow, unlike the famous Crossfire ending moment.

    Maybe it's because Cramer came on his show and he had the whole library of clips lined up. It felt like an ambush.

    Maybe an ambush was called for, but it felt wrong to me.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 3:39 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home