“Whose side are you on?”
I laughed like a loon when I finally figured out what was tickling me about this – quite good – RNC print ad (H/T Jim Geraghty): I knew that they had gotten a line in that from somewhere, but I couldn’t remember where. And then it hit me: Pete Seeger.
American Crossroads translates Obama’s Ohio speech!
I managed to hold out until :38… …but “Vote for me, or you’ll probably die” was just too much funny, in one place. This is turning out to be a great election cycle. Well, it’s great for me, and it looks like that it’s great for American Crossroads. Democratic groups that are perhaps not used to being on the receiving end of well-made mockery? Possibly | Read More »
Romney/RNC almost catches up with Obama/DNC in April.
The New York Times reported this morning that the combined raised total for Romney and the RNC was $40.1 million in April, with Romney having $61.4 million in the bank: in comparison, Obama/the DNC raised $43.6 million. Barack Obama’s own cash on hand for April – it was $104.1 million at the end of March – and we probably won’t be told it until the | Read More »
RNC fundraising showing signs of life
The Republican National Committee announced Tuesday it had raised north of $7 million last month, though federal election reports indicate it remains buried in lingering debt from the 2010 election season. While fundraising figures have not yet been reported to campaign finance regulators, RNC staff said today its renewed efforts to court disaffected major donors was paying dividends — and rapidly reducing the $24 million | Read More »
New Obama 2012 Ad, RNC Response Ad
The President’s 2012 campaign is underway, and they’ve released the first ad, titled “It Begins With Us.” Allow me to summarize: “Remember how much you liked the President in 2008? That was awesome. But he’s super busy now. Here are some pictures of farms and voters!” Kind of ironic name for a reelection campaign ad. Begins? What were the last four years, pre-boarding? Anyway, the | Read More »
CPAC 2011: Saul Anuzis.
Saul is an old friend of RedState, and is rumored to be running for Senate next year. As you can see, he’s not really authoritatively denying that. Moe Lane (crosspost)
CPAC 2011: Sharon Day.
Sharon is a new co-chair of the RNC, and was more than happy to talk about the way that procedures were going to be different than those of the old RNC. …and that’s all for tonight, I think. Moe Lane (crosspost)
For two top RNC aides, one Steele RNC tour enough
RNC chairman Michael Steele’s two most visible aides announced Sunday they would resign their posts later this week, following the group’s annual Winter Meeting in which it will select a new chairman. When the former Maryland lieutenant governor took over the reigns of the national party apparatus two years ago, he promised an “off the hook” public relations campaign. Instead, Steele’s tenure has been marred | Read More »
A Concern About Reince Preibus
UPDATE on Priebus: I had earlier noted the Anderson brothers backing Priebus. Apparently this info was conflated from the Anderson brothers doing work in Wisconsin for the state party. They are not, however, backing Priebus ———— I have a concern about Reince Preibus and it has nothing to do with whether or not he or his law firm helped communities get stimulus money. Back in | Read More »
Will Michael Steele not seek re-election?
There is a good deal of evidence suggesting it – Michael Steele is not canvassing for support, has no team in place to help him get re-elected RNC chair, and will have a conference call on Monday that many think will have his announcement that he won’t seek re-election – but at best it’s a suggestion, not a fact. Given the fiscal difficulties that the | Read More »
The Battle to Be the Next RNC Chair
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Alex Pappas, a writer and reporter at the Daily Caller, to discuss the race for RNC Chair including, who’s running, and how the Tea Party may impact the race. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If | Read More »
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Haley Barbour Concurs And Phones Are Ringing In RNC Land
While the RNC is pushing back against people like me for pointing out they did not mount a good GOTV effort because they sabotaged their 72 hour program, they’ll have a hard time pushing back against Haley Barbour. Barbour has, a bit surprisingly, gone on the record to say that the RNC’s get out the vote (GOTV) efforts were sub-par. Given just how effective the | Read More »
Political Malpractice: The GOP Should Have Had Bigger House Gains
“Our success last Tuesday is covering up some very fundamental and institutional problems that will hurt us in 2012.” Just the facts. That’s all I’m going to give you here — no blame game. No names. Largely because I don’t want RNC people calling and crying and trying to spin me when all I’m doing is pointing out some facts. It has been suggested that the | Read More »
Passing on Two Stories Without Comment
First is this one: The new reports, filed late Monday night, show the RNC had just under $4.7 million cash on hand as of September 1, while carrying $2.46 million in debt — more than twice the $1.2 million debt disclosed when the committee initially filed its August report on September 20. What’s more, earlier reports to the FEC have been amended to show previous | Read More »
Me vs. Michael Steele
Someone has started a silly rumor that I will be challenging Michael Steele for RNC Chairman thanks, in part, to RedState’s tremendous win record so far this year in GOP primaries. Mixed into this rumor is the suggestion that I am somehow to be opposed because of my position on gun control. To clear this up and stop more reporters from calling me, let me | Read More »