I know, I know. It seems like the Republicans couldn't have possibly thought of a worse party chair than a guy who accuses Obama of starting the war in Afghanistan. But then you remember that his leading competition was a guy who circulated a CD with a song entitled "Barack the Magic Negro."
But you got to figure they can do better. Reince Priebus, the chair of the Wisconsin GOP, apparently represents that hope. I can't find his age online (he's one of those people who does not list the year on facebook), but I know he's young, although probably not quite as young as Dem Party Chair Mike Tate, 31.
If Priebus is elected chair of the RNC, he will be the first head of either major party committees since 1904, when Henry C. Payne headed the RNC. The Democrats have never had a Sconnie at the head of their organization.
Some guy at the National Review is saying Sarah Palin is the way to go. She raises tons of money and she doesn't have to bother herself with the minutiae of policy, he says. Well, that is true. However, you shouldn't have somebody with a disapproval rating north of 50 at the head of the party. It's ok to have some creepy, covert lobbyist dude. But to have somebody that people actually pay attention to and don't like? That's not good.