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Gingersnap
12-07-2010, 10:40 AM
Tea party group wants Palin for RNC

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Tea Party Nation founder to Sarah Palin: 'We need you as chairman of the RNC.' | AP Photo Close
By ANDY BARR | 12/6/10 11:25 AM EST Updated: 12/7/10 9:24 AM EST

Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips sent a letter to former Alaska GOP Gov. Sarah Palin asking her to run for chairwoman of the Republican National Committee.

"In order for the tea party, conservative movement to be successful, we have to have someone conservative running the GOP," Phillips told POLITICO. "She is the perfect candidate. If she does not try, I am afraid we will end up with just another establishment flunky running the party and the [Republicans in name] will control the party again."

"She has a track record of cutting wasteful spending, which has occurred under the watch of Michael Steele," he added. "Finally, she is simply a rock star. She can raise money like no one else out there that I can think of."

In his letter to Palin, Phillips pleaded, “We need you as [chairwoman] of the RNC. You have shown in the past no hesitation to take on the establishment. ... If we end up with establishment control of the GOP and their support for an establishment candidate in 2012, Obama and the socialists will have won."

Palin, however, declined Phillips's proposal in a statement released on Monday.

"I respect the desire to have someone in charge of the RNC who understands the wishes of the conservative grassroots and understands that power rests with the people and not the vested interests in D.C.," Palin said. "However, the primary role of the RNC chair seems to be that of fundraiser-in-chief, and there are others who would probably be much more comfortable asking people for money than I would be, and they would definitely enjoy it more."


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PoliCon
12-07-2010, 11:55 AM
I like the idea. :)

djones520
12-07-2010, 12:01 PM
I think she'd do a great job in that position. And it's not one that we really have to be worried about trying to convince skiddish independants about.

Articulate_Ape
12-07-2010, 01:11 PM
I think she'd do a great job in that position. And it's not one that we really have to be worried about trying to convince skiddish independants about.

I agree, djones. As I have said, it really would be an ideal role for her. I must say that the fact that she doesn't want it is almost as weird as her reason:


"However, the primary role of the RNC chair seems to be that of fundraiser-in-chief, and there are others who would probably be much more comfortable asking people for money than I would be, and they would definitely enjoy it more."

Does she think that she isn't going to be asking people for money 24/7/365 if she makes a presidential bid in the 2012 election? Hello?

This is just more evidence to me that she is perfectly happy raking in dough for herself with books, TV shows, and the speaking circuit. Based on her rationale for not considering the RNC chair (if sincere), it seems that she cannot possibly be seriously considering a presidential run. If she is, then she better rethink it.

I'm betting she isn't.

CueSi
12-07-2010, 01:21 PM
I think she'd do a great job in that position. And it's not one that we really have to be worried about trying to convince skiddish independants about.

Yep. And its a great spot from which to keep the cover fire going. :)

~QC

fettpett
12-08-2010, 07:24 PM
she'd be much better than Steele and get the GOP on the right track, plus piss off all those beltway boy idiots/RINOs

Rockntractor
12-08-2010, 07:28 PM
An absolutely fantastic idea that I have been in support of for quite some time!