Republican candidate for New York governor and former congressman, Lee Zeldin, has thrown his hat in the ring to be chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC) after Ronna Romney McDaniel’s (surprise!) disastrous performance.
Where she was empowered with the full force and funding of a national party, her NRSC and NRCC delivered a loss in the Senate and a House majority of just a handful. Zeldin, with nothing but a divided party (he had to beat Andrew Giuliani for the nomination) and his own candidacy’s organization, managed to flip at least four congressional seats of New York’s 26 districts, to say nothing of how many seats he will have saved from the oblivion they would have faced left to Romney’s devices.
As one of the poster boys for Republicans that outperformed the party on the minority vote, his experience within the most diverse state in the union—garnering endorsements from the unlikeliest corners—his experience in coalitions will be invaluable in the future.
Stick-to-itiveness and perseverance characterize a Republican public official who hasn’t defected from backing Trump, especially after so many opportunities to offboard. An RNC directed by Zeldin wouldn’t have hired Joshua Findlay to run election integrity operations, where hundreds of millions of dollars were spent, apparently to little effect: the Arizona candidates are having to rustle up their own voter verification operations, and the rigged 2020 states Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia, and Nevada at least put up a fight last time around.
Zeldin would also be the first Jewish RNC chair since 2007, helping garner the Chosen all over the country with an unmatchable appeal. His policy agenda, from foreign policy to the sort of things a gubernatorial candidate worries about, has been thoroughly informed by the developments of the last decade during which he was an important actor on the national political scene. Zeldin knows his stuff, is an excellent communicator, is soundly conservative and likeable.
From our wing of the MAGA movement, it looks like a no-brainer. Romney McDaniel was never much good anyway.
Ronna Romney McDaniel is a RINO with little electoral political experience, an outsized ego, and is tied to her uncle—yes, Mitt Romney, who is barely a Republican at all. He didn’t even back the incumbent and Mormon senator from his home state of Utah. Romney McDaniel is a flak who ran the Michigan Republican Party and did a lousy job. Her reward was a bigger job because of her connections and ties to the establishment. If we don’t remove her from another term, the GOP will go down in defeat, again and again. Who seriously questions that we need a change? We have a better option.
The RNC needs to be completely revamped and shaped to reflect what the Republican Party base actually is today. It is not your grandfather’s GOP any longer. You can’t run on stale ideas, old ideology, and weak-kneed practices. We have to take the fight to the Democrats, challenge them at every corner, play hard, and put an end to their theft and fraudulent ballot harvesting. We need candidates who can win and funds to propel them. The old way doesn’t work any longer which is why someone like Lee Zeldin, a fresh face and a can-doer, is so needed.
Zeldin should be the next RNC chair. Let it be known loud and clear. And please no Pillow Guy. He would suffocate the Republican chances completely while making us the laughing stock of the entire political world.