Skip to comments.Steele is no-show at RNC hopefuls' forum--Criticism muted as four focus on party finances
Posted on 12/01/2010 7:47:04 PM PST by jazusamo
The Republican elephant in the room wasn't in the room, but a group of contenders were already promising big changes Wednesday if they win the race to replace embattled Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele next month.
Mr. Steele chose to skip the first forum of candidates for the RNC chairman's post, which did attract two declared candidates and two others considering entering the race. The absence of the incumbent, who has faced heavy internal criticism during his tenure as party chairman, led to some speculation he might not seek a second two-year term.
"I don't know if it's a signal that Chairman Steele doesn't plan to seek re-election in January," Texas RNC member Bill Croker told The Washington Times. "You would think that if he did, he would have agreed to appear with the others."
Party conservatives said they scored one major victory already, as the four candidates at the forum said they would support a rule change to require failed GOP primary candidates who run as independents or third-party candidates to return all contributions made to them by the RNC and other GOP contributors.
If approved by the full RNC at its January meeting in Washington, the requirement would go into effect immediately.
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It would be good to see a video or transcript of the event. Not sure what to make of the candidates’ brief quotations.
It was online today via FreedomWorks, I believe, so there probably will be a replay
I don’t suppose that there’s any chance that he’ll just go away?
We can hope!
Steele has been a waste—an incompetent figurehead and an ineffective leader.
The GOP needs a new figurehead—one who will take the fight to the Dems as if the future of the country depends on it.
Because it does.
Palin is extremely well suited for this position.
She is SO President No. 45!
Thanks for the pictures.
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