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The head of the GOP national committee is Ronna Romney McDaniel. She is in the beginning of her third term and has overseen a lot of disappointing elections (2018, 2020, 2022, 2023). She is the face of the “Red Mirage” and not the “Red Tsunami,” which GOP voters have been expecting. She has managed to buck the trend of the party out of power doing well in elections. She is the head of the Loser Party. She was named in last night’s debate and Vivek Ramaswamy explicitly called her up on stage to resign. Should the GOP keep her or fire her?
I happened to catch an interview with her on today’s Ruthless podcast. She says that 2023 losses were not her fault. The national GOP cannot spend in state contests or ballot initiatives (she implied there are laws). She says that every loss was because the candidate refused to discuss abortion (against her advice) and they let the Dems and other groups lie and say that the GOP candidate would implement a handmaid’s tale type of hell. It is the Dems only issue and ignoring the lies was decisive, according to McDaniel. She also said the national GOP focuses on voter turnout and not issue ads.
In my opinion, the GOP exists to help candidates. The GOP needs to recruit, train, and help candidates with messaging, lawfare, and research. The national GOP should do national GOTV, platform messaging, and coordinate the state GOP offices. They need to advertise like Coke does. Whatever the GOP is doing, is not working well enough and something needs to be changed. Many people on Twitter are calling for her to be fired. What are your thoughts?Published in