I think I've successfully identified one of the problems with the Republican party. And that is, lack of communication with the state and county committees. I know someone who has been very active with the Republican party on the local level for years. I talked to this person about the upcoming elections for the Republican National Committee leadership to see if we could do a bit of lobbying for Ann Wagner, who seemed to be the only true conservative of the bunch. This person made phone calls and sent emails and talked to the Committee chair in the area and no-one had any idea that: 1) the elections were taking place and 2) who to talk to in order to pass the word up the line. It was a complete black hole.
So, with 107 staffers (down from 170) and being MILLIONS of dollars in debt, they have really no lines of communication open with the county-level committees to the point where on the local level, they weren't even AWARE that the elections were taking place.
No wonder they keep going in the direction they are--they have no idea what the people want and so will render themselves irrelevant.
3 years ago