Matt Lewis reports on Townhall.com that Ken Blackwell is running for Republican National Committee Chairman. Some other contenders often mentioned are Newt Gingrich and Michael Steele.
If I had to choose between these three good, well-qualified men, Newt Gingrich, Michael Steele and Ken Blackwell, I'd go with Ken Blackwell. Why? Hes closer than Steele to Newt's intellectual firepower, but doesn't have Newt's rough edges in the personality department.
Blackwell's grasp of theoretical and applied Conservatism is superb, which I'm not certain I could say for Michael Steele (see my post of 11/18/08) on all occassions, and Blackwell has something else that Newt has, namely the ability to make Liberals foam at the mouth. As Ohio Secretary of State, he certified the 2004 Presidential election results in that decicive state. Since the actual votes counted up in favor of Bush and the Exit Polling counted up in favor of Kerry, it became an article of faith for whacky Liberals (but I repeat myself) that Ken Blackwell stole the 2004 election for Bush.
Unlike Newt, Ken Blackwell carries no baggage of personal dislike or distrust with the non-insane asylum portion of the electorate, while still fulfilling one of Rush's undeniable truths of life, that you should tweak Liberals at every opportunity.