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The fun continues with the Republican's effort to pick a new chairman.  The list of the six candidates and their jockeying for this position has all the makings of Dumb and Dumber and Rosemary's Baby, starring the Six Stooges.  And of course as everyone starts to weigh in on this, have your popcorn ready for this three ring circus, as the excitement begins.  

In today's Focus on the Family newsletter, so named CitizenLink,com, Doctor James Dobson, the founder and chairman of the Focus on the Family, has expressed his backing of Kenneth Blackwell.  Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council (yea, right, research, kind of an oxymoron there) as well as other conservative leaders have expressed support for Blackwell.  

1-5-09

Dr. Dobson Supports Blackwell to Lead RNC

Long-time social conservative Ken Blackwell is one of six men seeking to become the next chairman of the Republican National Committee.

Republicans will vote during the party's winter meeting in Washington, D.C., later this month.

Blackwell has been endorsed by Dr. James Dobson, founder and chairman of Focus on the Family Action, as well as Tony Perkins and other conservative leaders.

They are very impressed with Blackwell because he not only is a conservative, but he shares a lot of their religious values as well.  They cite Blackwell's experience as a former mayor of Cincinnati and Ohio's secretary of state.  He also appears to be an active participant in their organizations.  

Blackwell is a former mayor of Cincinnati and has served as Ohio’s secretary of state. He currently works as the Family Research Council's senior fellow for Family Empowerment.

Ashley Horne, federal policy analyst at Focus on the Family Action, said: "Ken Blackwell has been a real advocate for family values, and we would love to see him as chairman of the RNC."

So, it's pretty obvious that Focus is pushing one of their own.  With Blackwell,  obviously there's a number in the Republican folds who want to keep right-wing Christianity front and center of the agenda.  And with Blackwell, they also get the advantage of someone experienced at stealing elections.

Is this the beginning of the great divide?

Thought you'd all like to know and that's it for today folks.    

Originally posted to ardyess on Mon Jan 05, 2009 at 06:29 PM PST.

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