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Why JC Watts Won’t Be the Next RNC Chair


J.C. WattsI read a Politico posting this afternoon suggesting that former Congressman J.C. Watts may jump in the race for RNC Chairman next month.  An interesting proposition.

But let’s look at a few basic facts.  Mr. Watts says he is being “encouraged” by supporters to run.  Who are these supporters?  They don’t seem to be current members of the RNC.  In fact, the article points out that Matt Pinnell, the Chairman of the Oklahoma Party and  one of the 168 who will vote for the next RNC Chairman is backing  Priebus for reelection.

While a cursory look at the RNC Rules does allow for a non-member to run for Chair or Vice-Chair, in order to be nominated, one must have the support of at least the majority vote of RNC members in each of three states in order to have his or her names placed in nomination.  So where does he go for those initial votes if his home state chairman is supporting Priebus?  And even if he were to get nominated, where does he get the votes?  Preibus already has 130 of the 168 votes locked up.

I am not saying the Mr. Watts wouldn’t be a good chairman.  But there is no groundswell within the voting membership of the RNC to replace Priebus with Watts, or anyone else, for that matter.

My belief is that in six weeks, down in Charlotte, Reince will be nominated and reelected by acclamation.   I just don’t see any other outcome.  But stranger things have happened.

Colin Powell to Replace David Petraeus?


That was my original thought when a little bird spotted the former Secretary of State dining this weekend in Georgetown with not only Massachusetts Senator John Kerry, but also retired United States Naval Commander Harlan Ullman, of “shock & awe” fame, and also one of the names released by the DC Madame some five years ago.

It most definitely could be time for payback since the General endorsed President Obama both in 2008 and 2012.  Only time will tell…

Best Photo This Week


My 2012 Electoral Map: Romney 295 Obama 243


Many of you have asked, so here it is.

Romney 295 (Colorado, Florida, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, Wisconsin)

Obama 243 (Iowa, Michigan, Pennsylvania)

VP Debate at Shelly’s


Last night, I organized a debate-watching party with members of my Log Cabin chapter who enjoy smoking cigars.  Actually, there were a few there who don’t smoke, but wanted to join in the camaraderie.  We had a great time watching Congressman Paul Ryan show class over Vice President Joe Biden’s clown face.

Good debate.  Good friends.  Good cigars!

I first had a Montecristo #2 Torpedo, then I smoked a Pléiades Paris Envoy

Presidential Debate Drinking Game


Another Good Quote: from Paul Ryan


The following quote is taken from an interview with WPTV with Congressman Paul Ryan, the GOP Vice-Presidential candidate.

“Now that it’s done, we should not reverse it. I think that would be a step in the wrong direction because people have already disclosed themselves. I talked to a lot of good friends of mine who are combat leaders in the theater and they just didn’t think the timing of this was right to do this when our troops were in the middle of harm’s way in combat. I think this issue is past us. It’s done. And, I think we need to move on.”

- Rep. Paul Ryan

Quote of the Day


“They were looking for scenes to create of confusion and fear.  It’s no secret the councilpeople in D.C. are pretty far left, so I’m open to saying, ‘Here’s how capitalism works.’ “

- Travis Kalanick, Founder and CEO of Uber Car Service

I think I just found my new best friend.  For the record, I used Uber several times this past weekend during my birthday celebrations, and continue to love the service they provide!

From the Left: Obama, A Pedestrian and Overconfident Speech


I was shocked to read this online.

Let’s be blunt. Barack Obama gave a dull and pedestrian speech tonight, with nary an interesting thematic device, policy detail, or even one turn of phrase. The crowd sure didn’t see it my way. The delegates were near delirium; to what extent they were merely still feeding off the amassed energy of the previous two nights I can’t say. more…

Congressman Paul Ryan Strengthens the GOP Ticket


For Immediate Release Contact: Casey Pick
(202) 480.2601

Congressman Paul Ryan Strengthens the GOP Ticket

(Washington, DC) – Log Cabin Republicans statement in response to the announcement that Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) will join Governor Mitt Romney as the presumptive vice presidential nominee for the Republican Party.

“Congressman Paul Ryan is a strong choice for vice president, and his addition to the GOP ticket will help Republican candidates up and down the ballot,” said R. Clarke Cooper, Log Cabin Republicans Executive Director. “As chairman of the House Budget Committee and author of the Republican “path to prosperity” that provided the blueprint for serious spending cuts in this Congress, nobody is more qualified to articulate a conservative economic vision to restore the American economy and stimulate job creation.

At the same time, Congressman Ryan’s 2007 vote in favor of the Employment Nondiscrimination Act and his consistent willingness to engage with Log Cabin on a range of issues speaks to his record as a fair-minded policymaker. Overall, while Log Cabin Republicans have not completed the endorsement process for the 2012 presidential election, this is a choice that all Republicans can be excited about, and which sends a good message about the kind of campaign Governor Romney wants to run, and the kind of president Governor Romney wants to be.”

Date: 8/11/2012
Copyright 2012 Log Cabin Republicans

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