The 168 members of the Republican National Committee (RNC) have officially started their winter meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, where they will elect the party’s chairman and co-chairman.
Indeed, many Republicans and conservatives around the country
are sure to be nervously glued to C-SPAN or their desktop computers over the next two days, hoping for clear indications of the party’s future.
While many of their fellow Americans may be tuned out or turned off from politics after our past election, those of us who continue to pay close attention to national politics realize that this RNC chairman election will be important to the country’s political future.
Why? Because while the RNC’s winter meeting will be full of politicking for positions, prestige and networking for its members, it is also being held to set the party’s agenda. And after a second loss to Barack Obama, what course the party sets now could determine its long term future.