Not So Fast, Michael Steele

Right now, there is only one announced candidate for RNC chairman: former North Dakota GOP head Gary Emineth. (Your Emineth!) Michael Steele, the current chair, seems keen on building his re-election campaign off of tomorrow's anticipated successes, but that worries quite a few RNC members, and Emineth wants to remind them that there are other people who deserve credit for the election. In an e-mail to RNC members today, he urges them to "keep your powder dry" as the party's next leaders must "consider the implications" of the Tea Party insurgency. Also, he thinks Americans deserve credit for kicking out the Democrats: "

Let's give credit where credit is due.  
This is a referendum by the American people against the Obama administration and the radical agenda of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. 


I am writing today with an important piece of frontier wisdom:

Keep your powder dry!

To you as an RNC member that translates "Make no commitment or promises to any candidate for RNC Chairman to quickly."

The day after tomorrow is the day that you as a member must begin to focus on the question, "Who has the right stuff to lead the Republican party in the 2012 election cycle?"

1)  The GOP has experienced some upheavel as the Tea Party movement has challenged the party establishment; therefore, the next leader must consider the implications of a solid presence that refuses to accept the status quo and prepare to work with them to build towards 2012.

2) As a member of the RNC you have a moral responsibility to the people of your state and country as one of only 168 electors, to select the best person to lead our party in the 2012 election cycle.

3) In the wake of an historic election, when the votes are counted many will be jockeying for position to take credit for the victories.  Let's give credit where credit is due.  
This is a referendum by the American people against the Obama administration and the radical agenda of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. 

4) Is the Republican National Committee influence being diminished to third party groups?  Is the role of the RNC changing?  It will take strong leadership to address this very important question.


America is alive and well because of the resurgence of energy in the election process.


2012 will be a tremendous opportunity if the RNC is poised to take advantage!


There is no hurry in making a committment!  It is critical to elect the right person!


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Marc Ambinder is an Atlantic contributing editor. He is also a senior contributor at Defense One, a contributing editor at GQ, and a regular contributor at The Week.

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