The announcement won’t come until tomorrow, but Politico reports that RNC Chair Michael Steele is expected “to drop out of the hotly contested race” for his seat.
I don’t understand why anyone wants the job, since the internet — especially Twitter and PayPal — has made the RNC’s top-down structure mostly irrelevant. As I argued on Trifecta last week, the RNC ought to be restructured (and considerably slimmed down) into talent scouting and recruiting organization.
The future is: Citizen-candidates garnering their own national support via the internet. The days are over, of the RNC deciding who wins, who loses, and how much money they get. The new RNC chair ought to recognize that, and act accordingly.