Republican Party leaders will meet at
a posh resort in Florida
Let’s say that we are the leaders of the Republican National Committee.
You the ‘Chairman’ and for the sake of this blog,
I am your ‘Co-Chairman’.
We, along with the rest of our committee,
agree that we must hold a
What state would you most likely choose to hold this meeting in?
A state that has already voted (99 delegates)
(172 delegates), a state still to come?
I believe the California would like to receive our cash flow from the Republican National Committee members and come voting time would remember our visit,
or lack there-of!
Where is Forrest Gump when you need him?
Will they will remember the visit, only to wonder why not California?
Presidential fight has Republicans on edge at Florida resort
Apr 20, 2016
(CNN) —Republican Party leaders will meet at a posh resort in Florida this week,
and there’s one thing on everyone’s mind:
Donald Trump, and the potential impact of the presidential front-runner on the future of the GOP.
The internecine battles among Republican National Committee members — all 168 of whom will be delegates in Cleveland — echo the battles on the campaign trail: Conservatives fearful of party establishment figures undercutting their preferred candidate. Establishment figures bristling at the brash attempts to change decades of precedent. And an RNC just trying to hold on to some semblance of order.
It’s an awkward position for the party leaders from across the nation
who typically schmooze and booze at these regular party meetings held in ritzy locations across the nation.
This week’s itinerary includes an exclusive party on the massive Grand Floridian yacht and a dinner with the authors of “13 Hours” — a book recounting the Benghazi attacks, according to a copy of the agenda provided to CNN. The location itself is a deluxe resort Hollywood, Florida, on a plot overlooking the Atlantic, a little north of Miami.
But the leaders are unlikely to find much time to relax this week. Trump and Cruz have repeatedly placed the GOP in the center their monumental nominating fight which appears all but certain to be decided on the convention floor in Cleveland.
The arcane nominating process has dominated the headlines in recent weeks as Trump has made an attack on the party’s selection process the center of his stump speech.
Cruz has excelled at the inside game, picking off delegates who are committed to voting for Trump on the first ballot in Cleveland but will flip to his side on the second vote — positioning himself for a potential convention upset. But Trump has saturated the airwaves, forcing Cruz on the defense in public.
“All of this noise and complaining and whining has come from the Trump campaign because they don’t like the fact that they lost five elections in a row,” Cruz said on Sean Hannity’s radio show Tuesday, referring to contests over the past three weeks in Utah, North Dakota, Colorado, Wisconsin and Wyoming. “This notion of voter-less elections, it is nonsense.”
The party’s rules panel will meet Thursday to decide whether any nominating boundaries should be proposed for the convention, but the real fighting, haggling and negotiating will be taking place on the sidelines — over drinks and around the pool at this resort.
One of the first confrontations is set for when conservatives meet Wednesday morning to hash out a fight over convention and nomination rules that started last week and played out over the weekend.
Conservative RNC member Solomon Yue is pressing his colleagues to send a rules plan to the convention delegates — like they typically do — when they meet this week. But John Ryder, an ally of RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, is arguing same case inside the private meeting that Priebus has been making for more than a week: Don’t go anywhere near the convention rules.
Yue accused Ryder this weekend of attempting to stifle his rules plan and of relying on a team of Priebus supporters to block any measures at all when the rules panel meets Thursday. Yue said Priebus’ argument is: “Let’s pass the buck to the convention rules committee.”
Ryder deferred comment Tuesday to RNC chief strategist and spokesman Sean Spicer. But other RNC members who are concerned about the long-term damage possible from this year’s primary fight have urged caution, saying this is no regular nominating battle.