imageI hope my National Committeeman and Committeewoman Steve Scheffler and Kim Lehman see this.  Make sure your state’s National Committeeman and Committeewoman sees this as well. POLITICO has reported that Gentry Collins has quit his RNC political director post and has blasted Michael Steele’s tenure:

In a four-page letter to Steele and the RNC’s executive committee obtained by POLITICO, Collins lays out inside details, previously only whispered, about the disorganization that plagues the party. He asserts that the RNC’s financial shortcomings limited GOP gains this year and reveals that the committee is deeply in debt entering the 2012 presidential election cycle.

“In the previous two non-presidential cycles, the RNC carried over $4.8 million and $3.1 million respectively in cash reserve balances into the presidential cycles,” Collins writes, underlining his words for emphasis. “In stark contrast, we enter the 2012 presidential cycle with 100% of the RNC’s $15 million in lines of credit tapped out, and unpaid bills likely to add millions to that debt.”

The short version of the RNC’s 2010 troubles as described by Collins: The committee couldn’t afford to run an independent expenditure ad campaign on behalf of their candidates, didn’t fund a paid voter turnout operation for Senate and gubernatorial races, left its vaunted 72-Hour turnout program effectively unfunded, offered only a fraction of the direct-to-candidate financial contributions they made four years ago and dramatically scaled back its support of state parties.

Kim and Steve, if Steele is stupid enough to try for another term, please vote no on this guy.  The committee should have fired him (granted it takes a 2/3 majority to do that), but here’s another reason why this guy needs to exit from the scene.

HT: The BeanWalker

2 comments
  1. I agree Steele is a dysfunctional loser. However, this begs the question of where Gentry Collins was the whole time Steele was steering the ship off the cliff. Oh, that’s right, he had a front row seat in his cushy chair at the RNC watching the whole thing happen and not saying or doing a thing to stop it until it was too late. Guess it was easier to sit back, collect his big fat paycheck, and plan his run for RNC chair than it was to actually fix, or at least call attention to the problems, before the election was over.

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