The GOP certainly love to wallow in their misery. After all, they took the man who led the RNC to a sound thrashing in the last presidential election and decided to reward him with a second term. Evidently the fault was all Romney's. The sound bitch slapping they took losing seats in the House, the Senate and of course, the big prize, the presidency isn't proof enough that the RNC didn't do it's job.
So what does the party do to assure a different outcome next time? They put Reince Priebus back in control. Of course this makes sense. This is the party who hates women, poor, immigrants, jobs, education, social security, medicare, elderly, and medical care for all. Their thinking must be, how could Reince lose so miserably twice in a row?
Well, for starters, by making hollow threats against NBC and CNN. In order to win a national election you have to get your candidate out there as much as possible. Any press will do. The last thing you want to do is have a debate and pull your candidate from it. That just ain't gonna fly with the American public. It basically means that you're going to see the opposing party show up with their front runner and your party will be unrepresented.
As reported throughout the entertainment industry, CNN announced last month it had planned a feature-length film on the life of the former secretary of State and possible Democratic presidential contender. NBC will air a four-hour mini-series starring Diane Lane as Clinton.
Here's the Pribus threat, as reported by The Hill Blog Briefing Room:
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus threatened to pull the group’s partnership with NBC and CNN for 2016 GOP presidential primary debates if the networks moved ahead with plans to air films on Hillary Clinton.
“If they have not agreed to pull this programming prior to the start of the RNC’s Summer Meeting on August 14, I will seek a binding vote stating that the RNC will neither partner with these networks in 2016 primary debates nor sanction primary debates they sponsor,” Preibus said in a statement.
Who's he kidding? Whether the RNC sanctions a debate or not, the Democrats won't hide Hillary Clinton. The only chance the Republicans have is for their candidate to show up and land some blows on Ms. Clinton. Neither the Republican candidate nor the party investors will stand for their standard bearer not to be present and prepared.
So get real, Reince. Propose all the sanctions you want. Your candidate will show. And let the best man/woman win.