Shawn Steel, Republican national committeeman from California, rips into current GOP chairman Mike Duncan:
The Republican Party needs a fresh start. We can find the qualities of a successful chairman in someone unconnected with either the Bush administration or the spendocracy formerly known as the Republican Congress. Reelecting Mike Duncan would signal we’ve learned nothing from the last few years and can expect more of the same, when what we need is something different — like appealing to voters on time-tested conservative principles.
The RNC members vote on January 29, and by most people’s estimates, Duncan has a decent shot at being reelected for another two-year term.