Is Ken Blackwell the Kurt Warner of Republicans? - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
Is Ken Blackwell the Kurt Warner of Republicans?

The nominating speeches are underway now.

The speaker supporting Ken Blackwell argued that he could bring home the base and expand the base, that he’s lived the American Dream, and that he has a proven record of being elected. Noting how the underdog Arizona Cardinals made it to the Super Bowl under the stewardship of Warner, the speaker said that Blackwell, was, in fact like the Kurt Warner of Republicans.

In support of Michael Steele, the argument was that he’s also won elections and that he can inspire people and is a skilled communicator. The speaker noted that he’ll be be on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace this weekend debating James Carville and Bob Beckel.

Supporters of Mike Duncan noted that he has the experience to lead the party, and that he has proven himself an able fundraiser.

Katon Dawson’s backers said he could rebuild the grassroots organization, improve the brand, build coalitions and raise money.

Saul Anuzis was touted for his ability to go into communities that typically don’t vote Republican and his emphasis on trying to turn blue states red. He’s a “battle-tested field general who knows how to organize and win,” one speaker said.

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