Lee Zeldin Seriously Considering Running for RNC Chair Position


Posted originally on the conservative tree house November 19, 2022 | Sundance 

The current RNC Chairwoman, Ronna McDaniel, intends on submitting her name for another two-year term as the head of the Republican National Committee.  However, given her inability to manage modern electioneering, in my opinion, she needs to be removed.

Former Congressman Lee Zeldin is considering putting his name in the hat for consideration at the January/February RNC winter meeting (unknown venue).  Given the nature of the landscape, and without insight into any other potential candidates to head the RNC, Lee Zeldin needs to be supported.

During an interview with Fox News Laura Ingraham, Lee Zeldin said he was seriously considering making himself available for the position.  WATCH:

I have a very good hunch what plans are going to come out of the RNC winter meeting for the 2023 and 2024 landscape.  The RNC 2024 campaign rules, state primaries, delegate decisions and much more are going to come from that meeting.   I can guarantee you the professional political class within the RNC, and particularly the corporate donors to the Republican Party, is/are going to want Ronna McDaniel to remain.

Setting aside Donald Trump’s former support for her, Ronna McDaniel will not be a good thing for 2024.

RNC Chairwoman McDaniel lives in Michigan, the same state where DNC midterm ballot collection led to significant defeats for Republican candidates.  Are we to believe that McDaniel didn’t see what was happening in her own backyard, and didn’t have a plan for it?

If McDaniel was surprised by the ballot collection outcome in Michigan (or Pennsylvania) she should be removed for incompetence.  If McDaniel was not surprised by the outcome in Michigan (or Pennsylvania), she should be removed for incompetence.

The bottom line is the RNC needs a new electioneering focus and strategic ballot collection approach.  You do not structurally create a new system by retaining those with a vested interest in maintaining the flawed system.

In May of 2020, I was urging anyone on President Trump’s team to pay attention to how the COVID-19 crisis was changing the landscape with mass distribution of mail-out ballots.  My suggestion at the time was to bring in Catherine Englebrecht to strategize how ballot collection was going to change the election outcome 8 months later.

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The organizers and network of True the Vote, need to align with the RNC and develop systems to: (1) monitor ballot distribution; and (2) organize ballot collection, in states that are going to continue the mass distribution of statewide ballots.

Perhaps Lee Zeldin isn’t the best qualified candidate to head the RNC, I don’t know.  However, what I do know is…  for the base voters within MAGA, Ronna McDaniel is the worst candidate to run the RNC heading into the 2024 election.

Additionally, McDaniel is a direct beneficiary of the same corporate influence machine that wants to remove Donald Trump from the RNC.

Perhaps the single biggest mistake Donald Trump could make for 2024 would be supporting the retention of Ronna McDaniel.   Maybe I’m wrong, maybe all the alarms are due to something else, but I don’t think I am.  At a certain point you have to accept things as they are, not as you might wish them to be.  Regardless, she’s not worth the risk.

We can already see the influence of corporations in the structure of the next political contest.  The RNC Chair is already in a tenuous position given the RNC club reliance on corporate donations for operations.  Having an RNC Chair that is willing to modify electioneering strategy to support additional donor funding, means we end up with an RNC Chair that is willing to undermine Donald Trump.

In advance of the 2023 RNC winter meeting, I will be providing insight into the baseline outlook amid the participants who will attend and design the 2024 strategy.

Nothing is organic within Big Club politics within either the RNC or DNC.  Both private clubs operate a financial system that is dependent on support that comes from multinational corporations and Wall Street billionaires.

The priorities of the RNC are all driven by money.  After all, the RNC is itself a corporation.  That puts the priority of the RNC (keep corporations happy) at odds with the majority of the base Republican voters who want the America First platform.

Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel has a history reflecting her willingness to take strategic electioneering advice from corporate donors.  Going into 2024 what those donors want, the removal of populist influence, is not in the interest of the MAGA vote base.  It really is that simple.

If President Trump supports Ronna McDaniel for RNC club chair again, candidate Trump runs the risk repeating the mistakes of the 2016 Bernie Sanders campaign as it relates to a similar dynamic within the DNC club.

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