ROVE SUPPORTS NORM COLEMAN TO REPLACE MICHAEL STEELE AT RNC
Sat, Jul 31, 2010, 09:21 PM
The Dallas Blog has learned that Karl Rove is supporting Norm Coleman to replace Michael Steele as Chairman of the Republican National Committee after the mid-term elections. Steele has made a number of stumbles during his tenure as RNC Chairman and likely would lose a re-election bid. According to well-placed national Republican sources, Rove would like to replace Steele with Democrat turned Republican Coleman from Minnesota. Norm Coleman was a liberal Democrat when he was Mayor of St. Paul, but switched parties to run for U.S. Senator as a Republican. He served one term and lost in a bid for re-election. Coleman is trying to line up backing from Committee members for an expected bid for RNC Chairman. In addition to having Rove's backing, Coleman should garner strong support from the neoconservatives like Bill Kristol who are unhappy with Steele's criticism of President Obama policy in Afghanistan. While conservatives want a new chairman as well, they don't want to go back to Rove dictating Republican policy at the national level. So, expect one or more conservatives to enter the race for RNC Chairman after the November elections.
... written by Another Thought , August 01, 2010
Rove and other Conservatives might reconsider in the RNC Chair Sweepstakes and think about Joe Watkins, a Conservative whose family has served both Bush Administrations. Should he get in, although as much of a heavyweight as others, he'll bring new blood to the national scene:
... written by furrpiece , August 02, 2010
I'd support Sarah Palin for RNC Chair. She has skills to raise money, and she's very popular in the GOP.