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"Change," long the mantra of Barack Obama and the Democrats, is now clearly the watchword for Republicans such as Bobby Jindal, Rand Paul and Paul Ryan.
After the exhilarating 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, the Grand Old Party decided it wanted a bit of that next time around.
No. The system is not broken. To the contrary, the system is working pretty much the way it was designed to work.
The next chairman of the Republican National Committee will face a money-raising challenge of historic proportions.
For most of the nation's press, it's no secret whom influential Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is backing in the race for the next GOP chairman, but the one-time party chairman — and possible 2012 presidential hopeful — denies he's orchestrating the campaign that has given Wisconsin Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus strong momentum in the race.
The Republican National Committee's inability to reach its own fundraising goals for this year's elections was more serious than its budget makers expected and the malaise has even spread to small-money donors, The Washington Times has learned.
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele hired his former personal assistant to manage the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., for $15,000 a month plus a $25,000 signing bonus, The Washington Times has learned.
The chairman of the Texas Republican Party will try to jump his state ahead of other less-conservative states in the 2012 presidential-nomination contest, The Washington Times has learned.
They knew it was coming. They've heaved a sigh.
EXCLUSIVE: David Norcross has told The Washington Times he plans to relinquish his position as national committeeman from New Jersey at the Republican National Committee's annual summer meeting.
"I oppose same-sex marriage, and as a lawyer who has done a lot of adoption work, I find adoption by same-sex couples not in the best interest of the child in an overwhelming majority of cases," Mr. Norcross said. "But we are losing that battle with most voters — the polls are going the other way, rapidly. … Do not exclude people on the basis of their disagreement with you on those issues."
"We are the pro-life party and are going to remain so, but that doesn't mean we have to talk about it 60 minutes out of every hour, seven days a week," said former RNC general counsel David Norcross. "You should state your pro-life position and move on to things that are of interest to a broader range of people — jobs, economic growth, the national debt — even if many of those people disagree with you on abortion."