RE: [RLC-Action] Re: RNC Chairman
Dave, get serious. Eagle Forum is a conservative group that we agree with on more than half of the serious issues we work on over time. Because they are ignorant of economic issues accounts for the big difference –they tend to be protectionist. To be so doctrinaire to be apposed to a group 100% because you disagree on a particular issue is counter-productive. We need to build coalitions on issues –one by one. They will support us on certain issues –don’t blow them off. We’ll continue to try and educate them on our principles. Ken Blackwell is fine man and deserves our support even if some group you don’t like on certain issues supports him. –Geo.
From: RLC-Action@yahoogroups.com [mailto: RLC-Action@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of Dave Nalle
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 3:32 PM
Subject: Re: [RLC-Action] Re: RNC Chairman
Have we considered a negative endorsement?
I had thought Ken Blackwell was acceptable having heard a very good
speech from him at the AFP conference in DC, but he just received the
endorsement of Eagle Forum, and IMO anyone they endorse we should openly
condemn as a matter of principle.
- On Monday 26 January 2009 01:09:23 am DGHarrison wrote:
> I had hoped that we rank and file members might be allowed to express aThis is the classic libertarian failing: trying to trickle down from the top.
> consensus on who we want to lead our party -- but then, perhaps it never
> really was our party.
We can't get a libertarian RNC chairman without first having a significant
number of county and state GOP chairmen. We need to trickle up. We are doing a
bit in this direction, but it is a long term task. We need to learn who are
the fair-weather fiscal conservatives and who are the real free marketers, and
then support the latter at all levels of the GOP organizations.