The Presidential Debate Limit Is Atrocious
Fox News announced last night that it would restrict its first presidential debate to the first ten contenders in an average of recent polls before the debate. RNC chairman Reince Priebus said he approved. CNN then announced that its debate …
Cleveland Rocks . . . the 2016 Republican Convention.
Reince Priebus and the Republican National Committee announced the selection of Cleveland to host the 2016 Republican National Committee.
Hosting the GOP national convention and officially nominating the presidential candidate in a given state does not help that presidential candidate win …
Does the RNC Deserve the Blame for Cuccinelli’s Loss?
Arguments in favor of blaming the Republican National Committee for Ken Cuccinelli’s defeat:
* At the end of September, the RNC had $11.2 million in cash on hand.
* The RNC spent $3 million in Virginia developing its “precinct team model” instead of television …
Why Would the GOP Want Kathleen Sebelius Fired?
It seems both sides in the Obamacare fight have their positions exactly backward.
The Republican National Committee is tweeting #FireSebelius and their website homepage features a petition demanding that President Obama sack the head of the department in charge of …
Ahem. Fox Television Studios Is Not ‘Fox News Channel.’
Barring a dramatic turn of events, today Republican National Committee members will vote to bar CNN and NBC News from sponsoring GOP presidential debates in 2016, in response to a planned CNN documentary and an NBC docudrama on Hillary Clinton. RNC …
RNC: Come See Our New ‘Growth and Opportunity Project’
The Republican National Committee has unveiled its web site for its “Growth and Opportunity Project,” an initiative established to help grow the Republican party and influence future Republican campaigns. At this point, the site’s primary feature is a survey.
RNC: Florida Panhandle, Colorado, Pittsburgh Looking Good
The RNC sends along:
Exit polls show 60 percent of voters say economy is the number one issue and 60 percent say economy is getting worse or has stagnated. Voters say Romney is the best to handle the economy and they trust …
RNC: $82 Million in the Bank for the Final Stretch
If Republicans have a big year in 2012 — still a big if — a significant factor will be the fact that the Republican National Committee is exponentially more effective this cycle than in the past two cycles.
Today Republican National …
Priebus: No Schedule Changes Planned, but ‘We Have to Be Nimble’
I just completed a quick interview with RNC chair Reince Priebus.
NRO: Isaac’s threat to Tampa appears to be passing, but there may be a serious threat to some other states. Do you have any worries or thoughts …
RNC: The Presidential Race is ‘Collectivism vs. Free Enterprise’
It has now been twenty days since President Obama made his “you didn’t build that” remarks.
The RNC is continuing to pound on the theme, offering this contrast between the president and Mitt Romney on their social networks:
Are Democrats Set to Win the Get-Out-the-Vote Fight in 2014?
Hmmm. The Atlantic’s Molly Ball takes a long look at the respective get-out-the-vote operations of Democrats and Republicans in Arkansas and sees a familiar disparity:
Republicans now have 11 offices open across Arkansas, party officials told me, all of them staffed …
The First Votes of the Next GOP Presidential Primary Will Be Cast in February 2016
The Republican National Committee adopted new rules for the 2016 presidential primary today:
o The carve outs (Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada) remain in February
o Other states can start their contests on or after March 1
o The proportional …
It’s the Morning After. Firing Squad, Assume Circular Formation!
Woke up this morning with a headache and a blue moon in my eyes. From the Morning Jolt:
Ken Cuccinelli, Finishing Better Than Anyone Expected#…#for Whatever That’s Worth.
Boy, it’s too bad elections don’t have point spreads, …
Examining the ‘Obamacosts’ of Obamacare
The RNC unveiled a new web site, “Obamacosts,” explaining the costs and consequences of implementing Obamacare.
This Peoria, Ill., television news report quotes weight-loss-clinic business owner Kurtis Freidag saying, “Some of the people that have been full time, we’re definitely …
RNC: Move to Regional Primaries After ‘Carve-Out’ States
Here’s the RNC “Growth and Opportunity Project” recommendations for the 2016 presidential primaries:
1. The Republican Convention should be held earlier in the summer. It should be moved to late June or sometime in July, allowing our nominee more time to …
RNC May Try to Limit Number, Format of GOP Debates in 2016
Over on the home page, I have an interview with Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, mostly discussing the RNC”s new Growth and Opportunity Project, which is led by a five-member panel that will review their …
RNC: Check Out Our Early Votes in Swing States!
Republican National Committee Political Director Rick Wiley sends along this summary of early-voting and absentee ballot voting efforts in swing states.
I have two very minor quibbles with the bright portrait he paints. First, in a bunch of swing states, …
Look Closely at the Cash-on-Hand Numbers . . .
Two quick questions.
Doesn’t this . . .
President Barack Obama has more than $88 million available to spend for the presidential campaign’s final stretch, giving him a sizable cash-on-hand advantage over Mitt Romney. . . . Romney has $50.4 million available to him at this …
The Romney/RNC Ant and the Obama/DNC Grasshopper
The Morning Jolt kicks off the week with a look at the lost art of persuasion, whether Tea Party activists are too busy working to hold protests anymore, an all-time classic correction from the White House pool reporters, and then …
RNC: These Aren’t Gaffes.
The RNC offers a new video this morning, entitled, “These aren’t gaffes.”
If the statements from President Obama are indeed gaffes, what is particularly troubling for him is that he keeps accidentally misspeaking in a way that just happens …