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If Steele Steps Down, Who Should Replace Him?

Who should replce Steele as RNC Chairman?


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As we all know, Steele is in hot water again as RNC chairman. Some people are calling for him to resign. Even if he does not, his term ends in January, and the next chairman will lead the republican party through the 2012 election. So either way, there needs to be a new chairman within 6 months. Who should it be? I will list some possibilities, but not not be limited by my list.

Please be patient as I add poll options, this is going to take a few minutes.

Edit: I used a few source to make this lists, but this is the primary one: Republicans' Dilemma: Michael Steele's Replacement. I now see that all the ones in my list are on this page even.
 
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It would not matter one wit to you in that you don't want to se Conservatives in power. So the question is academic to the Left.
Yes, it is academic for me. However, I did not try and make this a partisan thing, I listed honest choices that I got from republican sources and pundits. There is nothing wrong with being curious about things like this. So, who would you like to see replace him when the time comes?
 

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Newt or Fred Thompson would be my "off the top of my head" choices. JC Watts if he WANTED the job would be another.
 

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As we all know, Steele is in hot water again as RNC chairman. Some people are calling for him to resign. Even if he does not, his term ends in January, and the next chairman will lead the republican party through the 2012 election. So either way, there needs to be a new chairman within 6 months. Who should it be? I will list some possibilities, but not not be limited by my list.

Please be patient as I add poll options, this is going to take a few minutes.

Edit: I used a few source to make this lists, but this is the primary one: Republicans' Dilemma: Michael Steele's Replacement. I now see that all the ones in my list are on this page even.
i think newt would probably do the best job. i would love it, however, if palin got the nod.
 

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I like Newt too. But, he is too close to Hillary and old school dems would not allow him to become effective.

Other than that, I don't see a true bonified "Republican" on the list. LOL
 

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I like Newt too. But, he is too close to Hillary and old school dems would not allow him to become effective.

Other than that, I don't see a true bonified "Republican" on the list. LOL
i think his time has come and gone, and as much as i dislike him, he was very effective.
 

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IMHO, it should be Gingrich. He has too much baggage to get elected to public office now, but he is still a political genius. Working behind the scenes, he could do wonders to get the Republican Party moving in the right direction once more. Look what he did with the Contract with America, which led to the Republican takeover of Congress in 1994..
 

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I like Newt too. But, he is too close to Hillary and old school dems would not allow him to become effective.

Other than that, I don't see a true bonified "Republican" on the list. LOL
Absolutely, and some of the poll choices, such as Limbaugh, are ludicrous, to put it mildly.
 

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IMHO, it should be Gingrich. He has too much baggage to get elected to public office now, but he is still a political genius.
I'm against putting someone in that position that I couldn't vote for. It almost seems hypocritical in a way.

I would support Huckabee only because he stood a great chance at the throne last time around, and he has a very sound economic/domestic strategy. Is he a bit of a Bible-thumper? Yeah, but I've seen worse. He'd be much better than Paul. Even though I agree with a lot of his policies, Ron Paul plays the "cantankerous old man" part even when he doesn't mean to. He's not the face of a fund-raiser. Conversely, Huckabee has gubernatorial experience which I consider absolutely vital. After all, in my list of the five best presidents of the last 100 years, four of them were former governors (Kennedy being the only one with Senatorial experience instead of gubernatorial). Huckabee is a former pastor, which gives him conservative credibility. He's reasonably fresh-faced and good-looking (for a Republican). He's incredibly likeable. He's even had weekly rental space on Fox News for a while (much longer than Palin).

He seems like the best choice for me.
 

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I like Newt too. But, he is too close to Hillary and old school dems would not allow him to become effective.

Other than that, I don't see a true bonified "Republican" on the list. LOL
Who would you list as a true bonified republican?
 

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Absolutely, and some of the poll choices, such as Limbaugh, are ludicrous, to put it mildly.
Limbaugh was an admitted joke, but the rest where taken from conservative sources.
 

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Yes, it is academic for me. However, I did not try and make this a partisan thing, I listed honest choices that I got from republican sources and pundits. There is nothing wrong with being curious about things like this. So, who would you like to see replace him when the time comes?
You mean understanding your enemy?? Oh I understand Liberals quite well. That is why I have such disdain towards any and all leftist communism here in the US.
 

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You mean understanding your enemy?? Oh I understand Liberals quite well. That is why I have such disdain towards any and all leftist communism here in the US.
Republicans are not my enemy. Americans are not the enemy, we are at most the opposition.
 

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Republicans are not my enemy. Americans are not the enemy, we are at most the opposition.
No, you are the enemy. The enemy of Capitalism, the enemy of freedom, and the enemy of Liberty. But you are friends of Marx, Lenin, Stalin, friends of big daddy government, and kindred spirits philosophically with Communism. Therefore, the enemy!
 

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No, you are the enemy. The enemy of Capitalism, the enemy of freedom, and the enemy of Liberty. But you are friends of Marx, Lenin, Stalin, friends of big daddy government, and kindred spirits philosophically with Communism. Therefore, the enemy!
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An example of what is giving the Tea Party a bad name.
 

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No, you are the enemy. The enemy of Capitalism, the enemy of freedom, and the enemy of Liberty. But you are friends of Marx, Lenin, Stalin, friends of big daddy government, and kindred spirits philosophically with Communism. Therefore, the enemy!
So you consider hundreds of thousands of American soldiers to be enemies? Maybe you should consider moving to North Korea if you want to find people who share a similar viewpoint.
 

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So you consider hundreds of thousands of American soldiers to be enemies? Maybe you should consider moving to North Korea if you want to find people who share a similar viewpoint.
I do not share anything with Communists, your side does, Bolsheivik.
 

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I like Newt too. But, he is too close to Hillary and old school dems would not allow him to become effective.

Other than that, I don't see a true bonified "Republican" on the list. LOL
Perhaps, but putting Newt in charge would be giving the finger to social cons. Newt has so much social baggage it's ridiculous. Going from a "pro-Choice" leader to a "left my cancer stricken wife after surgery and cheated on my second wife while I went after Clinton" isn't necessarily the best action if you wish to keep a vital part of your party happy.
 

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You mean understanding your enemy?? Oh I understand Liberals quite well. That is why I have such disdain towards any and all leftist communism here in the US.
So you considering Obama on the right then? After all, he got a loophole for hedge funds. He's still backing corporate welfare. He's still maintaining many of the Bush war on terror policies. He cut taxes for millions. He gave bonus depreciation to millions of companies. Hardly "Communist."

Warn me before your brain explodes.
 

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I do not share anything with Communists, your side does, Bolsheivik.
You share many traits with communists comrade, notably considering American soldiers your enemy. The paranoia and us-vs them mentality is also textbook soviet thought. Throw in authoritarian tendencies and desire to suppress political opponents, and you could probably do fine in the politburo.
 

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Could we please kinda get back on topic? Thank you.
 
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