Skip to comments.Reince Priebus previews RNC ‘autopsy’
Posted on 03/17/2013 2:46:53 PM PDT by jimbo123
A much-anticipated Republican National Committee Chairman report due out Monday on how to reverse the GOPs fortunes is expected to call for fewer Republican debates, a condensed primary calendar and an earlier party convention.
In an interview on CBSs Face the Nation Sunday, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus outlined those three main recommendations for the 2016 presidential election. The RNCs so-called autopsy a detailed review of the GOPs 2012 failures and roadmap going forward will also include suggestions to improve the partys digital capabilities and bolster its voter database, among other proposals.
Priebus is set to unveil the plan titled the Growth and Opportunity Project Monday morning at the National Press Club.
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There is no reason for any Republican debates, period, Win on your own merits, not by tearing down the other candidates, with the assistance of moderators, who hate the GOP in the first place.
Priebus should have been fired right after the election.
Republican “debates” are fine, but keep liberal Democrats away from the moderator’s chair.
Re Post this a thousand times, it's the truth and needs to be drilled into the Republicans thick skulls.
Conservatives are in charge now and they need to go sit down for a while.
I just don’t see them adding much value....maybe before the age of cable TV, they made sense...but now every debate, no matter where it is, becomes fodder for the media with which to bash Republicans in general with.
You’ve got the RINOs and GOP-e’rs in charge of the process that is supposed to take us in a more conservative direction? Prince Reibus, or Prius Reibus is one of the dopes that shows how out of touch the RNC is. Even Michael Steele before him was supposedly a staunch conservative, but he was too busy “getting jiggy wit it” trying to drop outdated 90s ghetto slang to sound hip to the voters 20 years later. Also Steele turned out to be a big flaming RINO as well.
If you paid attention, the damaging soundbites came as a result of liberal slanted questions designed to pit Republicans against one another. A conservative moderator would elicit answers that are of value to conservatives. That’s not what we got.
I agree I’d rather have no debates if we’re only going to get Jim Lehrer asking the questions. And that goes double for the General Election.
Oh, I forgot to mention: The leading candidate for the GOP was quite happily destroying his competition.
Priebus and the RNC are 8 years behind the RATS in building their voter databases and modeling and using them to identify online grassroots opinion leaders and influencers and driving turnout. 8 years behind! It’s shameful.
The GOP’s problem is that they really suck at marketing themselves and being able to overcome the stereotype of the typical Republican as an old rich white guy on the golf course.
There are a number of problems that plague the conservative movement and the GOP in general such as:
*Excessive romanticization of the 1950s. There has been a persistent tendency among the right in America to act as if Leave It To Beaver was a documentary instead of a TV sitcom.
*Excessive focus on social issues to the detriment of hard economic/political ones. They should not of course be abandoned completely since it’s still necessary to get the votes of the South and other areas.
*Trying to run unqualified nonwhite candidates for the sole purpose of advertising the GOP as welcoming to minorities. When there is actually a black guy like Alan West who was legit, he gets thrown under the bus.
*Having virtually indistinguishable positions from the Democrats on free trade and using the military as world police
How much was spent of Romeny’s campaign and his own money to trash the Republicans versus the amount spent attacking Obama?
Go away, ‘Rinse Pubis’. You’re a loooooser.
A world with Faacebook and Youtube does not require Television to put out a message.
Ask Palin for haw tos.
Probably an amount similar to John McCain. That was his SOP as well. He saves his most vicious attacks for us.
don’t forget the damage Rove did to any conservative then and now still. He needs to go ASAP!
That we continue to have open primaries that allow RATs to crossover and vote for the RINOs MUST be changed.
So what value do debates have in the first place....I say they are counter-productive regardless of moderator, especially with liberally biased moderators.
Furthermore, Texas’ primary should be moved up, since we are the largest solidly Republican state. We should have a big say as to who the nominee is, rather than merely rubber stamping the winner of small states like Iowa and New Hampshire.
RNC Flashback 2012
On the GOPs Superior Ground Game:
CHAIRMAN PRIEBUS: Theyre telling you where were ahead in early voting. What theyre not telling you is that they are a fraction of where they were in 2008. Theyre not where they were in 2008. Were far ahead of where we were in 2008. Were going to be you know, our ground game is better than their ground game. We are going to do more voter contacts this year than all of 2008 and all of 2004 combined. We have an army on the ground, Candy.
CANDY CROWLEY: How do you know your ground game is better? Weve always wondered this. How do you know that?
CHAIRMAN PRIEBUS: Thats a good question. Because you cant fake the numbers. We have voiceover Internet phones. We have real-time We use Google maps, iPhones, iPads, we do survey questions door to door. They get transferred instantly theyre instantly transferred on computer dashboards, so I can tell you in a second at 1:30 today if you came by the RNC, I could show you what offices and we can put 40 offices in Ohio, 50 offices in Florida up on a screen, and I can tell you heres whats happening in Youngstown, heres whats happening in Hialeah, Florida. Instantly. So, the numbers are the numbers. They dont theyre not created by us. Weve got a ground game that is second to none, and the momentum is with us, and in a tie race, again, the challenger always wins in a tie race.
2016 will bring us the same crap. How many states have a right in? we need to select who we want by write in. Knock both of these criminals out
He is a degenerate with no honor, that's why none of the clowns responsible for the Romney nomination have been fired or forced to resign.
If you ever saw the creatures that comprise the RNC up close like I have, you would be repulsed.
A bunch of blue blood country clubbers with greedy pulled back wives.
They have no honor and take no responsibility for the problems they and the communist faction of the Washingtonians have jointly created.
They are out for themselves and being in control of the trillions of dollars extorted by the IRS from the chumps outside the Beltway, they don't give a good goddamn about the Constitution anymore than the Democrats do.
The Washingtonians from both parties intend to steal everything not nailed down from those outside DC and then bug out under military protection when the collapse comes and the riots start.
“The GOPs problem is that they really suck”
Tell me just how is the GOPe any different ( except in terms of execution) than the Liberal RATS? I mean the RATs keep trying the same tired liberal crap over and over saying that it will work and the only reason that it hasn’t is because it’s never been done properly. The GOPe is just the same. They keep re-running their same old tired BS that doesn’t work either. They end up loosing though because they are not good at “the free Sh!t” stuff. RATs aren’t “principled,” but they are far more “effective” once they get a chance to lead than the GOPe is on it’s best day! From the look of the GOPe, you’d swear that Step and Fetch It was White!
100% true. Clinging to this particular tradition shows just how atrophied and uninspired the GOP has become; doing so and letting the MSM control it shows how masochistic they are.
The current Republican presidential primary system gave us liberals like Romney and McCain. This system needs to change and Reince's suggestions should be considered. The only one I would add is to make all Republican presidential primaries closed so that only Republican Party members can vote. We will almost never win as long as liberals can pick liberal Republican nominees before they then vote Democrat in the general election.
I always wondered, how can you realistically enforce closed primaries? Where there’s a will, there’s a way.
What I meant is that the Dems are better at selling idiots on the idea that their garbage actually will work.
“You are apparently lost. This is a conservative site. We do not compromise on Social Issues, ever. You need to find the Libertarian site, because Freepers, or at least Conservative Freepers, will never agree with your opinion on this issue.”
Oh joy, yet another uneducated Kool-Aid drinker who thinks libertarians believe in a society where people can walk around naked and fornicate with sheep in public.
Not that there's anything wrong with that.
Iowa now has too many lofo voters for anyone's good. No one should pay much attention to Iowa, let alone continue to reward it with the first caucus. If the GOP had any sense - yeah, I know - they'd let Iowa continue to hold the cartoonish, county fair-like, can-I-buy-your-vote animal judging (aka: "Ames Straw Poll") and otherwise let them caucus so far back in the pack that political narcolepsy would pull a merciful veil over it.
Mr. niteowl77 (lifelong Iowan)
I like the idea of awarding the states that had the highest percentage of votes for the Republican candidate in the last election getting first dibs on primary dates.
Yeah another crappy Gay Republican. Drudge not only failed by supporting the worthless Romney he also is sabotaging all anti-amnesty news as well as submerging many other conservatives and their issues.
“Not that there’s anything wrong with that.”
If you hang out on Daily Kos.
Nononono. What libertarians believe is that things such as social issues should be left to the state and local level and not Washington. Absolutely nobody is advocating a free-for-all orgy.
*Excessive focus on social issues to the detriment of hard economic/political ones. They should not of course be abandoned completely since its still necessary to get the votes of the South and other areas.Go figure why I'd draw that conclusion.
Sorry, Priebus allowed the kind of petty nonsense described below to occur at the convention
He is part of the problem :
“It’s punishment time at the Republican National Convention. The five states that bucked the GOP’s rules and held their primaries early will face the music this week as thousands of delegates from all 50 states and five territories pack into the Tampa, Fla., area to elect Mitt Romney as their party’s official presidential nominee.
According to GOP rules, no state was allowed to hold its primary before March 6 except for Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada, which could hold theirs no earlier than Feb. 1. No state could have a winner-take-all primary or caucus prior to April 1.
Five states broke those rules and are now suffering the consequences with parsed-back voting power and lousy hotel assignments — some are more than 30 miles from the convention center.
Here’s a look at which states are bearing the brunt of the Republican National Committee’s disciplinarian this year.
Voted For: Mitt Romney
Primary Date: Jan. 31
Rule Broken: Did not wait until after March 6 and assigned delegates as winner-take-all before April 1. Punishment: Florida may be the host state, but it is not getting any special privileges at the 2012 GOP convention. Half of the state’s delegates lost their voting privileges, reducing Florida’s votes from 99 to 50. The state delegation’s hotel is 31 miles from the Tampa Bay Times Forum, where the convention will be held, at the Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Fla.
“We are definitely one of, if not the farthest away,” said Florida Republican Party spokeswoman Kristen McDonald.
But, McDonald said, the delegation is “trying to look on the bright side of things.”
“It’s a really nice resort and they have a spa and a bunch of swimming pools and restaurants,” McDonald said. “They are really trying to roll out the red carpet for us.”
The RNC also took away some of Florida’s guest passes and VIP passes.
Primary Date: Jan. 21
Voted For: Newt Gingrich
Rule Broken: Did not wait until after Feb. 1 to hold its primary and assigned delegates as winner-take-all before April 1.
Punishment: South Carolina is joining Florida in what amounts to RNC Siberia at the Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, about a 45-minute drive from the convention action. The state also lost half of its delegate voting power, getting reduced from 50 voting delegates to 25.
South Carolina GOP Chairman Chad Connelly blamed Florida for causing a “scramble” by moving its primary into January and causing South Carolina to break party rules in order to maintain its “first in the South” primary status that is required by state law.
“I had to make a call, and to us, it’s way more important to continue being a carveout state and having the candidates come to South Carolina than it was to keep our delegates,” Connelly said.
“I don’t think it’s fair that we get knocked when we’re forced to move.”
Primary Date: Jan. 10
Voted For: Mitt Romney
Rule Broken: Held primary before Feb. 1.
Punishment: New Hampshire is historically the first state to hold its primary every year, although Iowa’s caucuses precede it. So when Florida broke the rules and declared its primary on Jan. 31, New Hampshire’s law dictated that its primary had to be held at least seven days ahead of any other state’s primary.
As a result, New Hampshire will get 12 voting delegates instead of 24. Because New Hampshire is not a winner-take-all state, Romney will receive 7 of those votes, Ron Paul will receive three and Jon Huntsman will get two.
“We knew that we’d be penalized for moving our primary ahead, but we wanted to preserve our tradition of having the first-in-the-nation primary,” said New Hampshire GOP spokeswoman Meg Stone. “It was something that we knew was going to happen.”
New Hampshire fared well on the hotel front, scoring a prime spot at the Wyndham Tampa Westshore hotel a mere 5 miles from the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Delegates from Vermont, Delaware, D.C., and Maine are also staying the Wyndham.
Primary Date: Feb. 28
Voted For: Mitt Romney
Rule Broken: Held primary prior to March 6
Punishment: Michigan was docked 30 delegates, half of the state’s original 60, after the state legislature decided to hold its Republican primary during a previously-scheduled state-wide election on Feb. 28, one week before the GOP’s March 6 cut-off date.
“Rather than burden the taxpayers with a special election by waiting a week, or even two weeks to avoid the penalty, our legislature chose Feb. 28 as the date, because we already had elections on the book statewide, for the presidential primary,” said Michigan GOP spokesman Matt Frendewey. “We recognized that we were going to get a penalty, but there was nothing we could do.”
“Our hands were tied,” he added. “But that doesn’t discourage the excitement.”
Romney is originally from Michigan, where his dad served as governor, so Frendewey said there was a lot of buzz within the delegation. Romney’s brother, Scott Romney, and his niece, Ronna Romney McDaniel, are both members of the Michigan delegation.
Likely for this reason, the Michigan delegation got a stellar hotel assignment and is rooming at The Embassy Suites two blocks from the convention center.
Primary Date: Feb. 28
Voted For: Mitt Romney
Rule Broken: Held their primary prior to March 6 and assigned their delegates winner-take-all before April 1.
Punishment: Arizona will have 29 voting delegates at the convention, half of the state’s original 58 delegates, because the state was determined to “play a significant role” in “setting the pace and momentum for the presidential nominee selection process,” said Arizona GOP spokesman Shane Wikfors.
“Our excitement for this process supersedes any other emotions about it,” Wikfors said. “We’re just really glad to be there and playing a prominent role in the nomination process.”
The Arizona delegation is sleeping an easy eight minutes from the heart of the GOP convention in the Embassy Suites Tampa: Airport Westshore.
“And yet, here you are, advocating defeat on the attempt by the GOP-E, the DNC, and the extreme left on the Homosexual agenda.”
That is erecting a very lovely strawman, but thanks anyway.
Let's take a guess -
Become more like democrats?
Guess I should’ve used that sarcasm tag.
What?!! Provide incentive to win? Base rewards on performance? Why, that's absolutely outrageous!
What was I thinking?
Who are you talking about, SoConPubbie? Or the guy who wrote the manifesto he quoted (below)?
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More like your own poor interpretation of my post.
“As a conservative site, Free Republic is pro-God, pro-life, pro-family, pro-Constitution, pro-Bill of Rights, pro-gun, pro-limited government, pro-private property rights, pro-limited taxes, pro-capitalism, pro-national defense, pro-freedom, and-pro America.”
See there you go. Never once did I say I opposed any of these.
“We oppose all forms of liberalism, socialism, fascism, pacifism, totalitarianism, anarchism, government enforced atheism, abortion, feminism, homosexualism, racism, wacko environmentalism, judicial activism”
Never once did I say I supposed any of these.
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