OK DEMOCRATS...WE SEE YOUR AFRICAN-AMERICAN PRESIDENT AND RAISE YOU A CONSERVATIVE AFRICAN-AMERICAN CHAIRMAN!
I PREDICTED THAT SARAH PALIN WOULD BE PICKED TO BE MCCAIN'S RUNNING MATE.
WAY BACK IN NOV 2008 I ENDORSED AND PREDICTED THAT MICHAEL STEELE WOULD BECOME THE NEW RNC CHAIRMAN.
Just like the Phoenix, out of the ashes rises a bird of fire. That's the GOP today.
Just when I was about to give up on the GOP and join the Libertarian Party. Just when I was about to declare the patient dead, just before I was about to nail the final nail in the coffin, the Republicans FINALLY showed signs of life this week.
First they announced to Obama...that the honeymoon is OVER! We were furious with the GOP for voting for the first round of BAILOUTS. This time ALL REPUBLICANS AND 11 DEMOCRATS VOTED AGAINST THE FULL OF PORK so-called Stimulus Package. I must say that this surprised me. I thought for sure half of the GOP would chicken out and say, "Who are we to stand in the way of history" or become the "Me Too Republicans" of the Great Depression just going along with everything FDR wanted.
But the GOP finally grew a PAIR, stood their ground, and today they also got the message that the party needs CHANGE!
For a long time it seemed like that wasn't going to happen. Michael Steele LOST EVERY SINGLE VOTING ROUND....right up until the last minute. There were 6 rounds of voting an 85 vote majority needed. All he needed was 85 but he NAILED 91 VOTES OUT OF 168.
Michael Steele was the first African American to be GOP Chair in Maryland and the first Black Lt. Governor of Maryland.
He is a moderate only because he's down to Earth. He even talked some Democrats in his state to support him.
I endorsed him back in November because I knew that GOP was wrecked and in bad shape. It also didn't have an identity anymore.
We all knew the name of the DNC Chairman Howard Dean. (Mr. Scream) But most people EVEN REPUBLICANS EVEN I DIDN'T KNOW who was in charge of the GOP who was Mike Duncan?
Duncan had been in charge of the GOP for the past TWO FAILED ELECTIONS. Once the 2008 election was over he (in a way) got down on his hands and knees begging the GOP to keep him on. Mailing letters to yours truly and many others saying the right things but his timing was terrible.
Duncan was a horrible GOP Leader NOT because we lost 2 elections on his watch. NOT because of what he DID do, but for what he DIDN'T DO.
The RNC FAILED to raise enough money during the 2008 election. Something that the Republicans used to be pros at.
Did you know that Barack Obama had 50 CAMPAIGN OFFICES in the state of Ohio? While McCain only had 3? And you're wondering why we lost?
For every dollar McCain spent, Obama spend 3 to 5 dollars.
John McCain was LEADING in the polls during the summer in the swing states of Michigan and Florida. States he both lost badly. Why?
Obama bought an HOUR LONG COMMERCIAL to be aired in October on most TV Stations in Florida. While McCain? Bought almost no airtime, other than 30 second ads. He couldn't even afford 30 minutes.
When Hillary lost, the DNC chairman of Florida endorsed McCain because he was THAT ANGRY! So did some Democrats in Michigan.
However to save money McCain and Duncan PULLED THE PLUG on campaign funding in Michigan! Really PISSING OFF the local RNC Chairman who mailed a very angry letter to McCain telling him, that he and his staff wasted their time campaigning for him, and some even endoresed Obama! No more ads in Michigan, so it went to Obama.
An Electoral College vote even went to Obama from the very red state of Nebraska! (Due to their new law that the winner does not take all, that Electoral Votes go by district instead of the whole state)
Every single Republican Congressman northeast of the Hudson river was defeated. There is NO-ONE with an "R" next to their name in the Northeast anymore because the GOP spend almost NO MONEY on campaigning in the northeast. (Somewhere Michael Steele is from) The Republicans won't even debate or argue with them. They've completely given up on New England. Something that today Michael Steele mentioned, "Don't give up on the North, we can take it back"
Instead Mike Duncan decided to focus on the South and the West. But even the WEST was WON by Obama. An area that used to be Reagan country. McCain even almost lost his home state of Arizona, Montana is almost a blue state! Colorado a state Bush won twice, went for Obama big time. McCain didn't even bother with California, Oregon, or Washington.
Duncan even PULLED FUNDING from Republicans running for congress because one by the name of Bachmann said something controversial about Obama on MSNBC! (Thankfully she won, but barely)
Duncan also failed to get more funding and support to Norm Coleman against Al Frankin. Whom they didn't even take seriously until the last minute.
After the 2008 Election the RNC website was nearly shut down because of all the hate e-mail and angry comments FROM FELLOW REPUBLICANS!
What scared me is that Duncan was ALMOST RE-ELECTED TODAY. He won the first few rounds of voting at the GOP headquarters. To in which I realized, "They still don't get it"
But then this afternoon, "THEY FINALLY WOKE UP!" I endorsed Michael Steele because we need someone who will be OUT THERE! Who will go on the news shows, who will draw attention to himself and to the party.
Michael Steele pointed out that the GOP needs to stop depending on just the Suburbs and the south. That they should try to get support back from areas never thought possible.
The fact that he's an African-American is A BONUS! At last we can prove that we are NOT the racist party. But his race was NOT the be all and end all of why I supported him, it is the fact that he is so down to Earth and will be our Great Communicator. And bring something to the GOP that we need badly, LEADERSHIP AND ORGANIZATION.
Congradulations to Michael Steele I jumped up and down in my apartment when I found out.
Aunt Dorithy let those Canadians know that even the LEADER of the Republicans is now an African-American.
Here is his acceptance speech. And please note...HE NEVER USES THE RACE CARD! His speech is only 7 minutes.
Listen to the above youtube video as to WHY I ENDORSED HIM BACK IN NOVEMBER!