Reince Priebus Scolded by Michael Steele

Josh Marshall at Talking Points Memo posts a tweet from Michael Steele, who up until now held the title of worst chairman of the Republican National Committee ever.

Say what you want about our spending while running the RNC, at least we won elections. THAT’S what I call an ROI. dailycaller.com/2012/11/08/rnc…

It’s not really fair, of course. Michael Steele was a disaster in terms of funds– the former business executive spent wildly and raised little– but he presided over a Republican surge in 2010. This was less about his brilliant management than the mood of the country and an energized Right. Reince Priebus had much more money, and it may turn out that a lot of it can’t be accounted for, but he had lousy Tea Party candidates to work with. This election affirms that while money talks, you still can’t always count on buying elections.

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3 Responses to Reince Priebus Scolded by Michael Steele

  1. Michael Steele says:

    “worst chairman of the Republican National Committee ever….Michael Steele was a disaster in terms of funds– the former business executive spent wildly and raised little.” We raised close to $198 million over two years. The most ever by the RNC in a midterm election. Spent wildly? on What? Candidates who won? You clearly have no clue what you’re talking about. So just stop talking.

  2. Ninjanurse says:

    Sorry, I’m just a blogger with a day job, depending on MSM sources like CBS. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20023014-503544.html
    At the start of the race, I thought that Jon Huntsman would have been a very strong challenger to Barack Obama, and that a contest between two grown-ups who knew how to be civil would be good for our country. But as it played out, it’s clear the Tea Party has veto power and none of the Republicans left standing even had the courage to contradict the lies and conspiracy theories they put out on hate radio. I am a liberal Democrat, but I am first an American, and our country needs its 2 parties to offer some real debate– and when they can’t we need third, fourth and fifth parties to keep them honest.
    And if we don’t get some real election reform, money is going to keep corrupting the whole process in a sneakier way each time.

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