I was watching all the drama going on with the big GOP fundraiser in New York this week. First, Sarah Palin was going to be the keynote speaker, then she wasn't. Then she was invited to speak, then she was disinvited. Newt Gingrich ended up being the Keynote Speaker. So, my first question was, "Who decided that Caribou Barbie shouldn't be on stage."
Now, this leads me to the bigger picture within the GOP. We have an identity crisis. Nationally, statewide - the problem is there. Who is the leader for the party right now in DC? Gingrich? Rush Limbaugh? Michael Steele? Palin? Here in South Carolina, we have a lame duck Governor, and no apparent successor to him. Is the next face going to be his replacement, or will it be a name behind the scenes?
Thursday night, Karen Floyd will be at our County meeting in Florence, and here is the prepared question I have for her: When I was a kid, they had a public service message they showed in class once. A student on the bus hung a mouse in the bus drivers face, and she passed out. The bus went out of control, and crashed into a river because none of the kids had the foresight to grab the steering wheel. The GOP is the same right now. We seem to be a bus without a driver. Who is at the wheel to drive the bus ?
I know there are few people in the SCGOP that read SC6, so I figure someone will pass this on to Karen, and she'll have plenty of time to prepare for this question. I look forward to her answer. As for the rest of us, what is your answer? Who is running the show here in SC, and in DC? Or, is the machine to big and complex for one person's vision to dominate?