The next leader of the G.O.P. will be facing a daunting task. They will be shepherding a party that has been losing power since 2006 when we lost control of the house of representatives and the senate.
This past election saw us not only fall deeper into minority status in both chambers of Congress, but we lost the last piece of power in federal government that we had since 2006,…the presidency.
There are many things that need to be done to put Republicans back on track and although I contend that much of our success depends on the Republicans we elected to serve and how well they do their legislative jobs, forward momentum can be created with the right person leading the political aspect of the party.
Currently running for the nomination are Katon Dawson of South Carolina, Former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, incumbent National Committee Chairman Mike Duncan, Mike Huckabee’s former campaign manager Chip Saltsman of Tennessee, former Maryland Lieutenant Governor Mike Steele and Michigan’s state party Chairman Saul Anuzis.
The race is pretty intense so far and all of the candidates are working hard to sway enough votes in their favor to become the next national committee chairman. In fact many of them have been active on a grassroots Republican site called Rebuild The Party.
Rebuildtheparty.com has been discussing how to do just as its name suggest….rebuild the party. And they do so with us, the voters and activists who are angry at both the way our party has been handling itself and the direction that Washington, D.C. is taking us in.
Now in a joint venture with YouTube, Rebuild The Party is holding their own open debate for the potential RNC Chairmen.
Through January 19th at 11:59 pm eastern standard time, participants can submit their own written question on the Rebuild the Party forum platform or a video questions on YouTube and then embed that question on the Rebuild The Party forum platform.
Participants in Rebuild The Party can then vote on the questions they feel are most important and need to be answered by the candidates. Subsequently, the 10 most highly rated video questions will be answered by each of the candidates, also through their own video submitted to youtube and embedded in the Rebuild The Party forum platform.
In addition to those 10 questions, the candidates may answer any other questions that they would like but the 10 questions with the most votes are musts.
So far there are questions ranging from what will you do to attract young voters to what will you do to elect more Secretaries of States who can manipulate election results as the Democrats set out to do a few years ago?
What’s your question?
Here in New Jersey, our state party leaders have already declared their support for Michigan’s Republican State Chairman, Saul Anuzis but do you have a question that might just bring forth an answer from the candidates that could change their minds?
For Republicans, the election of our next national chairman is probably the single most important decision we can make until the presidential election of 2012. It is a decision that can either help us elect a Republican President in 2012 or drastically impede our chances of doing so.
So now is your chance. If you have strong sentiments about the direction that you think our party needs to go in, now is the time to ask the people who want the responsibility to lead us, if they intend to go in that direction.
To be a part of the debate you have to first sign in to Rebuild the Party at http://www.rebuildtheparty.com/
Then you can go to http://forum.rebuildtheparty.com/
There you will find the place to submit your question and more details.
The election for Republican National committee Chairman is January 30th so get to work today and help make tomorrow better than yesterday. Ask your question and shape events instead of just watching events.
Until then, take the poll and let us know wo you want o see become RNC Chairman:
Poll will close at 11:59 eastern standard time on Monday, January 26, 2009
WHY RONALD REAGAN MADE SUCH A GREAT PRESIDENT
- ‘Here’s my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose.’
- ‘The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’
- ‘The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.’
- ‘Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong.’
- ‘I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress.’
- ‘The taxpayer: That’s someone who works for the federal government but doesn’t have to take the civil service examination.’
- ‘Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.’
- ‘The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program.’
- ‘It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.’
- ‘Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.’
- ‘Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed, there are many rewards; if you disgrace yourself, you can always write a book.’
- ‘No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.’
- ‘If we ever forget that we’re one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.’
Submitted by Bill, Ardmore, Pa.