Arkansas News Bureau columnist David Sanders has joined the “Chip Saltsman for Chair” cheerleading team to install the former Mike Huckabee campaign manager as head of the Republican National Committee. Sanders writes:
The next RNC chair will not be responsible for charting the party’s ideological course (a major topic of discussion right now), but rather, he or she will have to prepare quickly for ’09 elections in which voters in Virginia and New Jersey will elect constitutional officers while focusing on the all-important 2010 midterm elections.
Saltsman’s ability as an effective manager, strategist and fund-raiser uniquely qualifies him to lead what will need to be a leaner and meaner Republican Party.
The Arkansas Project looked at the Saltsman boomlet last week.