- Hi, group, and Happy New Year! Ken is from Cincinnati, so we ve gotten to know him pretty well over the years. As George says, he is a fine ChristianMessage 1 of 38 , Jan 14, 2009View SourceHi, group, and Happy New Year!Ken is from Cincinnati, so we've gotten to know him pretty well over the years. As George says, he is a fine Christian gentleman: well-spoken, gentle, humble, and consistent. For a couple of years we produced a weekend evening public affairs interview/call-in radio talk show, and Ken was generous with his time at our fund-raiser. Several years ago Ken was the only "conservative" panelist at the annual "State of the Black Union"--he very politely withstood the jeers and taunts from the assembled multitude while making nearly the only sensible comments of the day. Every position he has held in local, state, and national government has been filled with dignity and poise. Therefore, I say, "Go, Ken go!"Best regards to all,Randy Kleine, Milford, OH
--- On Wed, 1/14/09, George Blumel <gblumel@...> wrote:
From: George Blumel <gblumel@...>
Subject: RE: [RLC-Action] Re: RNC Chairman
Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2009, 7:56 PM
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@yahoogro ups.com [mailto: RLC-Action@yahoogro ups.com ] On Behalf Of Dave Nalle
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 3:32 PM
To: RLC-Action@yahoogro ups.com
Subject: Re: [RLC-Action] Re: RNC ChairmanHave 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.
- ... This is the classic libertarian failing: trying to trickle down from the top. We can t get a libertarian RNC chairman without first having a significantMessage 38 of 38 , Jan 26, 2009View SourceOn 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.