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By David Keene
Allowing states to innovate could reduce dependency on bureaucracy
Topic - Solomon Yue
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's ability to fight off a concentrated Democratic recall challenge on Tuesday has instantly thrust him into the picture as a possible vice presidential pick for Mitt Romney, giving the low-key Mr. Walker the edge over rivals such as the more voluble New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
Some influential conservative thinkers have concluded that Mitt Romney's struggle to ignite voter enthusiasm reflects a more serious problem for Republicans in setting unrealistic expectations for their presidential nominee.
Republican officials are getting a first peek at what's being called a "sky's the limit" approach to funding the party's 2012 campaigns across the country - from the presidential race down to mayoral contests.
A member of the Republican National Committee's top panel will call for an investigation of RNC Chairman Michael S. Steele's spending, warning that "cronyism" dried up big-donor fundraising this year and now is jeopardizing major-donor fundraising for the 2012 GOP presidential nominating convention in Tampa, Fla.
In a historic first, Republican National Committee conservatives are using a set of written criteria to evaluate potential replacements for Chairman Michael S. Steele, The Washington Times has learned.
The unity of the Republican Party's electoral coalition may have been dealt a setback this week when longtime top party official Ken Mehlman walked out of the closet.
He said the formation of the 2016 panel will be a "more bottom-up process" because some members will be elected — more than will be appointed by the RNC chairman.
"Back then, all our debate committee members were appointed by the RNC chairman," Mr. Yue said. "This time the rule for the creation of the debates committee allows for eight elected members, a man and a woman from each of four regions — and the RNC chairman to appoint five members."