Friday, January 30, 2009
6 ballots. 1 got it right.
Congrats to the members of the RNC for voting in the best candidate for RNC Chair, Michael Steele. He can raise money, he's a good communicator, he can innovate the Party and he knows how to run a political organization successfully. A win-win-win-win.
The endorsement that put him over the edge was, surprisingly, Ohio's own Ken Blackwell. Now, I've never been a big fan of the former Ohio Secretary of State. He ran a very poor campaign for Governor and has never known how to do what's best for the Party. To put it simply, the only Ohioan he looked out for....was himself. But Blackwell saw the writing on the wall and didn't want to go down(again) without maintaining some kind of legitimacy in the Party. This was a perfect opportunity for him. He was able to do the right thing while ensuring his self-preservation.
Steele owes him.
In the meantime, I'll be looking forward to more of this.