Who Will Be the Next RNC Chair?

Friday, January 14, 2011

RNC Chairman Michael Steele speaks before introducing former governor of Alaska Sarah Palin during a Republican National Committee (RNC) rally October 16, 2010 in Anaheim, California. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty)

Conservatives from across the country have convened in Washington this week to elect the next Republican National Committee Chair. With the 2012 presidential election right around the corner, Republican officials are looking for a leader who can rally the base, attract new voters and, of course, raise money. Michael Steele, the current RNC chair, doesn't seem to have enough support to win a second term, although he has in some ways raised the profile of the office during his term. What else does the RNC Chair need to ensure a GOP win in 2012?

Joining us is Ron Christie, Republican political strategist, CEO of Christie Strategies and author of Acting White: The Curious History of a Racial Slur.

Guests:

Ron Christie

Produced by:

Arwa Gunja, William Miesmer and Jillian Weinberger

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