Today Time ran a piece that Carly Fiorina is considering a bid to replace Reince Priebus as RNC Chair.
Zeke Miller writes:
Fiorina and her aides have plotted an aggressive season of travel this fall to states with and without close Republicans races as she looks to help down-ballot Republicans, but people familiar with the plans said she is also looking to curry favor with the influential 168 members of the Republican National Committee. In phone calls and emails, Fiorina has reached out to party chairs across the country as well as RNC committee-men and -women who will elect a successor to incumbent RNC chairman Reince Priebus in January.
“The past few months Carly has been helping out with major races around the country, I know she is planning to reach out to your party chairman in the next week or so, just to touch base and see if there is any way she could be helpful to Republicans in the [Insert State or Territory] this Fall,” a Fiorina advisor wrote to multiple state party executive directors in recent weeks.
What elevated Fiorina’s travel from popular surrogate and fundraiser to that of RNC chair candidate, according to multiple RNC members, was her outreach to the U.S. territories, a particularly powerful voting bloc within the RNC but fall way down on the party’s priority list for the fall. Another source noted that the domains CarlyForChair.com and CarlyForRNC.com were both registered on July 14 at the same time.
Should Donald Trump lose this fall, and at the moment that would be a very safe bet, then Priebus should be replaced. If he were honorable he would resign. He has served six years as chair, but his conduct during the Republican National Convention and embrace of such a flawed presidential candidate pre-convention has disqualified him in my opinion.
The Republican Party will need to be rebuilt, and to recover its image should not be built on the foundation of Trump and those who embraced him.
Fiorina brings a wealth of experience not only in the business world, but also as chaired the American Conservative Union Foundation. She was vice chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. She has created and led non-profits. She also doesn’t carry Trump baggage. While she holds some positions I disagree with she is largely conservative. She is respected among various streams within the Republican Party. She also can help reshape the Republican message going forward, something that is sorely needed. She is more than qualified for the job.
I would welcome Carly Fiorina as the next chair of the Republican National Committee.