Martinez is new RNC Head - not Steele
All I can say is that Bush better give Steele a good position
in the Cabinet or White House. To lay him out there all weekend,
and have him asked about it on tv, etc., and then pull out
Martinez. It's disappointing. Not fatal, but, a disappointment.
Although, many on the far right are annoyed with this already...
rightly so, he is not terrible. He is blase.
He is Hispanic.
#1, 2, 3,4, 5 reason he was picked.
#6 reason- he's from Florida. He is close w/ Jeb Bush.
Reason #7 through #100, - he's hispanic.
He is the signal, in my view, from the RNC, of the all out
push for a few more percentage points needed by Hispanic
voters in 2008 in a few states.
He will be a darling of the spanish language publications and
tv stations- which are huge.
He is a good fundraiser, and campaigner.
He is a great American self made story.
He has been a so-so senator.
He's weak on immigration reform.
Strong on the Iraq War issue.
Weak on fiscal responsibility.
Fact is though, he won as Senator. So,
sorry, Michael, guess losing doesn't help
much in the long run. They wanted someone
who understood Congress more.
Steele deserves a big spot. So, if a Cabinet role comes out of
this instead. I'll take that. HUD or Commerce or Labor or Transportation
or FEMA or Homeland Security. He can't do worse than Chertoff. A man
I've never warmed up to. Ridge did a good job, and Chertoff has been
medicore at best. The guy can make millions in the private sector,
but, I hope the GOP nabs him for a top spot somewhere. Steele
deserves a shot at a big spot.
Oddly, I read on 3 conservative websites last week they were not
happy w/his choice, including the Wall Street Journal. Why? They
saw him as medicore, and not a good fundraiser, and not a person
who knew the Congress well.