THE ELECTION WILL BE HELD TODAY.
As National Republicans head into this morning's bi-annual Chairmanship election, we can all agree on one thing: Michael Steele, our current Chairman, must be replaced today. His gaffes (abortion, Afghanistan, southern strategy) insulted core constituencies, and his horrible fiscal management skills (record low contributions; record high debt) has cost the RNC millions of dollars.
But as to who we support? That has divided Republicans sharply.
Maria Cino is a former Bush Administration official who worked in both the Commerce and Transportation departments. She is also a former Deputy RNC Chairman who has worked closely with pro-abortion Republican organizations in the past. She has the support of Boehner and Cheney.
Ann Wagner served as Missouri's Republican Chairman for six years, as Co-chair of the RNC for four years, and as Ambassador to Luxembourg for another four years. She recently served as Chairman of then-Congressman Roy Blunt's very successful campaign for Senate in the election to replace Kit Bond. She has received the support of few RNC members.
Reince Priebus is the youngest Wisconsin Republican Chairman in history. He lost in his only campaign for elected office (Wisconsin State Senate), even though he outspent his Democrat opponent by a two-to-one margin, and until recently was a very strong ally of Chairman Michael Steele. He's supported by former RNC Chairman Haley Barbour
Saul Anuzis is the former two-term Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party, and was the youngest delegate to the Republican National Convention when Ronald Reagan received the Nomination in 1980. He's the proud son of Lithuanian immigrants, a successful businessman, and technologically savvy. He is supported by seven State Republican Chairman.
Not hard to guess who I support.
Saul Anuzis is a dedicated Conservative who understands the American dream better than all his opponents combined. He will lead the RNC to success in 2011 and 2012 by righting the financial ship, and by leading the RNC to a brave new technology-inspired political world, hopefully on the RNC's horrid website first and foremost.
To the 168 RNC Committee members: Vote Saul Anuzis for Chair.