Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Saltsman For RNC Chair!

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Mike Huckabee is wasting no time in starting his 2012 Presidential campaign. He will be traveling to Iowa next week to promote his latest book, as was mentioned today in the Des Moines Register.

Huckabee is also taking time to promote his former campaign manager, Chip Saltsman, for RNC Chairman, above such luminaries as Newt Gingrich and Michael Steele.

If the GOP is to be succesful in defeating Barack Obama the next time around we need new leadership and not someone who would give us the same stolid results as Bush cronies Ken Mehlman and Mike Duncan.

Saltsman was able to turn a candidate (Mike Huckabee) with no money and even less national recognition into a force to be reckoned with in the 2008 Republican primaries, defeating multi-millionare Mitt Romney in the Iowa caucus.

Perhaps the reason Huckabee was ultimately unsuccesful in his attempt to win the nomination, though, was the fact that his campaign was largely ignored by the institutional leadership of the GOP, in favor of the continual cascade of frontrunners like Giuliani, Romney, Thompson, and McCain.

We know how they all fared.

Instead of admitting its mistakes and gathering around Mike Huckabee to prepare for 2012, the RNC is whipping itself up into a frenzy over newcomers Sarah Palin and Bobby Jindal and even Mitt Romney--everybody except Mike Huckabee.

Does the GOP want to defeat Obama or does it want to keep on losing???

Retaining leaders from the past will not bring our party new (and better) results.

The RNC needs Chip Saltsman!

5 comments:

Joseph said...

Chip has actually served in a chair role in Tennessee during which he helped defeat Al Gore in his home state.

Chip is a leader and knows how to organize as demonstrated by the Huckabee Presidential campaign. He took a virtual no name Governor with no money and transformed it into a lean, mean, vote gettin' machine.

The other guys being considered for this job, are politicians that served in roles voted on at the state level. Chip has National experience in organizing.

nrobyar said...

Saltsman proved he could get outstanding results and work with a budget! He is a great communicator and has fresh ideas. I agree 100% with this article that the GOP establishment is working itself into a frenzy over non-starters when it is quite obvious to the people that Mike Huckabee is the guy for 2012!

Larry Jackson said...

I say amen to Huckabee and Saltsman. We certainly do not need more of the same old song and dance in the four years until 2012. Saltsman would be the perfect RNC chair to lead the Republican Party in a new direction and Huckabee would certainly be a far cry above any of the other candidates that could possibly run for the Republican nomination.

Daniel J. Cassidy said...

Why not Mike Huckabee for RNC Chair? Given current reality, it would seem that we need a nationally known, well respected and persuasive voice of the opposition -- someone who can speak for all Republicans with moral authority in opposing the agenda ahead. Unfortunately, that will not be Mitch McConnell, nor would it likely be another political tactician.

Lee Strong said...

And Huckabee marches on.

His show on Fox topped the weekend news/talk ratings last weekened, and now hes got a deal with ABC Radio to do daily news spots starting in January. ABC Radio reaches more than 100 million listeners - imagine how many of them might turn into Huckabee voters once they get to know him. (Lack of recognition was one of the things that hurt him last time).

Huckabee is also helping GOP candidates across the country, building a network of contacts and friends.

2012?