Fate May Rest in the 20th District Congressional Race in NY
By: David Phillips
March 23, 2009
Michael Steele has said that the race in the 20th Congressional District is “going to be a battle royale. We’ve
come to play.”
The national Main Stream Media is starting to take notice
of this race a bit more than they normally would because of the grumblings in the Republican Party about whether Steele can
handle the job as Chairman of the RNC, all because of Steele’s recent openness about Rush Limbaugh where Steele said
that Rush was "incendiary" and just an "entertainer. Then the following week
in an interview with GQ magazine's Lisa Depaulo Steele said a woman should have the right to choose an abortion.
So first Steele pissed off the retarded right wing of
the GOP who worship Rush Limbaugh and who see him as the GOP leader, and then he pissed off the religious right wing of the
GOP which wants abortions abolished completely.
So now it's put or shut up for Steele, if he can deliver
the 20th congressional district to the GOP in the special election on March 31 then these grumblings will fade away.
The House seat up for grabs was held by Kirsten Gillibrand
who on January 23, 2009, was appointed by Governor David Paterson to fill the Senate seat vacated by Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The Republican candidate is Jim Tedisco who has been
a State Assemblyman since 1982 and his Democratic opponent is Scott Murphy who is a businessman.
So, Steele has a seasoned politician in Tedisco running
against a businessman who is new to politics. The RNC Chairman has been pouring money into Tedisco’s campaign so the
cards are in favor of the republican candidate, and if he loses, Chairman Steele may lose as well.
Steele was elected on the sixth and final ballot beating
out South Carolina Republican party Chairman Katon Dawson 91 to 77.
I wonder what her thinking is on the outcome of the
election, is she hoping that Tedisco wins because another republican would be in the House, or is she thinking that if Tedisco
loses and Steele is voted out of his RNC Chair, that she might have another shot at the job.
It will be interesting to see how this all plays out.