Monday, December 13, 2010

What Do You Think About This?

Got this in just under the deadline, I try to do this blog on Monday. I have been working a strange schedule lately.

So, Michael Steele is seeking a second term. What are your thoughts?

The GOP did have a big election this year under his tenure.

Some say though that it was not because of him but in spite of him.

Fund raising was lackluster.

There is also the lingering thought that even thought the GOP did well in the House, it could have done better and taken the Senate.

The GOP did well in the state legislators and Governorships but lost some Gubernatorial races it could have won.

Bottom line, it was a good election but not a great one.

More significant than the past though is the future.

We have a Presidential election coming up and a Senate that is wide open for the GOP to retake, maybe by a decent margin.

Is Michael Steele the man to do it for us? What are your thoughts?


DaBlade said...

This is sort of like the RichRod at Michigan question, isn't it? Should he stay or should he go? On one hand, there has been improvement through the high-powered offense led by Denard Robinson. On the other hand, Obamacare and the rest of the $Trillions of dollars of re-distribution.

From March, 2009: "I'm not in charge of the Republican Party, and I don't want to be. I would be embarrassed to say that I'm in charge of the Republican Party in the sad-sack state that it's in. If I were chairman of the Republican Party, given the state that it's in, I would quit. I might get out the hari-kari knife because I would have presided over a failure that is embarrassing to the Republicans and conservatives who have supported it and invested in it all these years." - Rush Limbaugh

I'm an "in spite of" guy myself. Steele is way too moderate and this is a time when we need fighters for conservatism. Same with RichRod.

Chuck said...

DaBlade, I agree on both points.

I like both men on a personal level but they are not getting the job done.

I think Harbaugh is headed to Michigan. I think the deal has already been made. I could be wrong, I also thought that the whole beanie baby craze would never come to an end so...

Ticker said...

Steele is nothing more than an affirmative action appointee, a post turtle at best. His inability to understand what his function is has cost the GOP dearly and will be disastrous if he is indeed given a second term. He is about as qualified to lead the GOP as Obama is to lead the country and you know the answer to that. Remove him, replace him with a true conservative who can rally the troops, raise the necessary money and can stand the heat without caving in and making excuses. Who that is, I have no clue. Palin would make an excellent cheerleader and fund raiser but lacks IMO the ability to "stand the heat". She has too much of a tendency to "overload her mouth from the south end" rather than thinking about what she is saying. Perhaps no one person should attempt to lead but have a team of leaders each with their own specialty, from cheer leading to fund raising to taking the heat and coming down like a ton of bricks on the Dems every time they open their mouth and "blame Bush" or take credit for something that is not theirs to take credit for. But then that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Brooke said...

The only hope for the GOP is to ditch the tepid members and run very conservative people in the upper positions.

I just don't get why they don't get it!!!

Always On Watch said...

Steele is not the right man for this job. I do like him on a personal level, but he lacks what it takes to rally and unify the GOP.

Always On Watch said...

Addendum: Steele isn't conservative enough, IMO. He's too willing to compromise with RINOs.

Chuck said...

Ticker, I have a tendency to support Palin but admit she is not the perfect candidate. Is there one in the GOP?

Brooke, that is the problem isn't it? The RNC will elect the Chair and they're the problem.

AOW, agreed on all points