(CNN) - Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele praised Bob McDonnell Saturday for receiving the official party nomination in the state's gubernatorial race, and said he is part of a "Republican renaissance that starts this year in Virginia."
“I would like to congratulate Bob McDonnell for being selected by Virginia Republicans today as their candidate for governor," Steele said in a statement. "It is going to be a tough fight, but we are well positioned for victory in November."
Steele said the RNC is committed to devoting its "full attention and significant resources" to helping McDonnell take back the governor's mansion in November.
Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe is now in the final weeks of a tough three-way primary battle for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. He has received an enthusiastic endorsement this year by former President Bill Clinton.
The "Republican Renaissance?" You've got to be joking, but thanks for the laugh......you made my day!
No way can someone who opposed the stimulus package win in VA.
You can only have a "renaissance" if you are reinventing the party and its ideas. I would argue that the way the party has acted in the past has brought about its devastating losses in 2006 and 2008, yet they cling to the bad ideas that caused those losses in the first place! Sorry GOP, that's not a renaissance.
"Boom Boom!" went the Republican Noise Machine one more time, then it broke down for good. LOL!
Funny... "Republican Renaissance." Isn't that an oxymoron?
"Redneck swarm" is more like it...
More like a requiem rather than a renaissance...
As an Independent that voted for OBAMA and having "BUYERS REMORSE" for doing so. I am hoping the Republicans get it togather so I can start believing in Capitalism again......I can't believe we now own 73 percent of GM.....OBAMA was a sheep in wool's clothing...I so regret voting for his socialist Union Black programs.....If your WHITE and middle class, forget it...
As it dawns on Americans what Obama and the dems are doing and plan to do, as well as the fact that what they have done has not worked at all, Americans will run to the GOP.
Obama and the dems policies of tax, borrow and spend under the guise of class warfare and intollerance are not what made America great.
Mikey "Slammin and Rammin" Steele strikes again.......idiot
The terrifying profligacy of the Democrats–trillion dollar bailouts and budgets that dwarf even those of the Bush administration–is the best thing that could have happened for the Republicans. People in the US seem to be getting dumber by the minute, but even the slowest of wits are beginning to wonder, "Where is all that money going to come from?"
The neo-cons of recent years have more or less abandoned the original Republican principle of fiscal responsibility, but even they did vastly better than the spending insanity of Pelosi, Reid, and Obama.
Fat Chance! The gop death march continues.
It'll be too little, too late. The GOP has taken VA for granted for too long, and we've gone full blue - Democrat Governor, two democrat senators and a democrat president.
The only way VA can go back to being red now is to split into two states - north and south. But that wouldn't be terribly wise, as the north has all the money...
Whistling in the dark?..
Sounds like a reniassance to me! Imagine- a republican nominated to represent the Republicans in an election!
And this is news. This rates in importantance with Paris Hilton, Lindsey Lohan Octo-mom and anything Sarah Pailn. For those playing along at home- the catagory is Insignificant News Stories
What renaissance? these jokers in the GOP are so tone deaf and stuck in the past that they will continue to loose election after election.
The GOP hasn't figured out that the majority of voters have moved on from fear, hate and name calling as a political tactic.
It just won't work anymore and thank god
they lie in wait for the dems to f somethin' up...
then they will pounce on our unsuspecting society and say here we are to save the day and your soul too.
These jokers in the GOP are so tone deaf and stuck in the past that they will continue to loose election after election.
It just won't work anymore, thank god most americans have finally gotten wise to these crooks
Michael Steele and the Repubs are jokes, and they have nothing to offer in terms of solutions to the many problems facing the country. We have not heard a single reasonable idea put forth by the Repubs in a number of years. All you hear from them is criticizism of the ideas of others. Joining the debate means more than saying 'Boooo! Boooo! Boooo! The Repubs need to learn that!
Anything Michael Steele is attached to is going to fail. Not only because he's a failure as a politician, but because his name is associated with everything the "new" GOP is trying to get away from. They used to be an admirable party that projected honesty, hard work, and rock-solid politics. Now, they have been belittled by just about everyone in politics today, including so many of their own members. Truly a shame. Hopefully their comeback will install a new leadership with members who understand how government works and can function properly under a democratic administration.
I sincerely hope Steele is right on this. This state cannot stand another round of tax increases after the last two gov. and now Kaine is saying we're broke again. I am close to retirement age and we are considering leaving the state that we both have lived all our lives in due to the high taxes. I don't care what party the last gov is a member of I would be saying the same thing if the last two were GOP gov.
Tastes great! Less filling! Hooray the GOP Renaissance is here! Too bad the GOP politicians didn't get the memo. They're still showing up on Fox news for their witch trials and Spanish Inquisition. Summon the iron maiden!
Has Rush given his approval?
Congrats!!!! I hope 4 good results.