January 7th, 2009
07:49 AM ET
14 years ago

RNC members call 'special meeting' on chair race

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/POLITICS/01/07/rnc.transition/art.michael.steele.gi.jpg caption="Former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele is among six vying for Republican National Committee chairman."]WASHINGTON (CNN) - With six different candidates jockeying to become the next chairman of the Republican National Committee, members of the party have taken the unique step of organizing a so-called “Special Meeting” of the committee to press the candidates on how they plan to bring the party back to power.

The session will take place on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, marking the third straight day candidates have met face-to-face with committee members to make their pitches.

Unlike recent contests for the chairmanship, in which the party leader has been recommended by President Bush, this year’s wide-open race has been a protracted affair combining old-school deal-making with modern technology and the advice of some of the Beltway’s best political consultants.

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  1. Central Scruitinizer

    LOLOLOLO this guy TCM thinks Obama should offer Palin a position....... OMG that is so funny, uh what position ,prey tell , would you have her fulfill? Any of them, all of them? Like her magazines??? AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH hope she keeps popping up in the news about once a week.... she does make me laugh.....newest one is apprenticegate oh man what a hoot

    January 7, 2009 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  2. Crush Rush

    Hes such a nice guy,lets just call him uncle mikey.

    January 7, 2009 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  3. 3D

    Oh . . . Here we go again. The scene is set, the director takes his seat and yells ACTION! And in walks Michael Steele, The patsy, the token . . .(A fake, broke, Barack Obama on crack ) And as he looks into the camera with a lost sense of hope, he yells "DRILL-BABY-DRILLl" BAWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

    January 7, 2009 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  4. Proud American

    clifford January 7th, 2009 8:16 am ET

    The best out of the bunch is former Lt. Gov. Micheal Steele. Very smart and articulate man!
    You say this because Steele is black and already know the words to the songs??

    January 7, 2009 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  5. MikeH

    "The advice of some of the beltway's best political consultants"

    For the Republican party, that can't be right. More like the most diabolical, facist and greed-driven political consultants.

    January 7, 2009 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  6. Soccer Nana

    "clifford January 7th, 2009 11:35 am ET

    . . . . . . . . . . . . The Republican comeback already began with Republican Saxby Chambliss . . . . . . . . The Democrat's poured a ton of money in the Georgia race and still lost proving that Obama has NO political coat tails. . . . . . . "

    So, you are saying Chambliss has "political coattails", as in "pay to play"?

    Chambliss won a Senate seat; so what? Obama is the President Elect, price less!

    January 7, 2009 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  7. E.J. Morvey FL

    They need to call a special meeting on the extinction of their crappy party. Let's be real – how the hell can a person of color feel like today's GOP represents them? Baffling really. NOTHING about the GOP represents TODAY'S America. Get rid of the racists, sexists, hate mongers and religious zealots and MAYBE then the GOP will be taken seriously again. Stop appealing to the lowest common denominator of society. Where are the GOP intellectuals? Oh, I forgot, they actually spoke out against the absurdity of someone like Palin on a national ticket. They did their job.

    January 7, 2009 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  8. Proud American

    All Idiot, and hateful republicans are hereby ordered to return to Foxx News. CNN can no longer allow you to interact with it's sane, intelligent and open minded viewers.

    January 7, 2009 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  9. Proud American

    TCM@ This will be my new address starting Jan. 20th at noon. 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 . I would love to have you for lunch. lololololol My Code Ident is 09617. See ya little idiot.

    January 7, 2009 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  10. Larry in Houston

    MARI – You are Sooo Right on this ! Thanks for your post...

    January 7, 2009 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  11. obama-mama

    Ooooh, it's Mr. Potato Head

    January 7, 2009 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  12. Proud American

    Let's be nice to TCM he's a leader, he lead troops to their death and now calls himself a hero. (Typical Republican) He Claims his dad was with the band of brothers (Dosen't even know his dad, the guy could be any trucker from California to Maine) Obama has a hugh task with moving these people out of their trailers in the back woods of nowhere. TCM life consist of more than beer, hunting, sleeping with your sibling and Jerry Springer. Obama really wants to help families like your.

    January 7, 2009 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
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