There's a lot of buzz about a proposal that some say would give the IL GOP State Central Committee unprecedented power to select the presidential delegates that go to the Republican National Committee's Convention next summer.
Illinois Review is working to get more information about the proposal that is coming before the IL GOP State Central Committee which could change the presidential delegate petition, election and selection process.
We've seen some write for and some against the proposal. For instance, State Treasurer Dan Rutherford wrote a letter to the State Central Committee members and county chairmen against it. Illinois conservative opiner Warner Todd Huston agrees with Rutherford, as do others.
On the other hand, a BigGovernment.com anonymous contributor "Capitol Confidential" is for the proposal and Illinois Tea's state director called for phone calls to SCC members in support of the proposal, according to a recent email to Illinois Tea's list. In an interesting paragraph in the piece, the writer uses shocking language to show unusual support for the IL GOP:
At the beginning of 2010, it took balls to think the Illinois GOP could win anything. But they did. And it takes guts to stand up now and say you are sick of being a bit player and you want the Republicans in Illinois (not Boston) to decide who they will support for the Republican Presidential nomination. Hopefully, the state party members have the guts to make it happen.
The Illinois Tea group lines up with IL GOP Acting Executive Director Rodney Davis' view of the proposal. On a brief phone call Monday evening, Davis told Illinois Review the wording of the proposal was still to be amended, so we were unable to obtain a copy of the resolution being considered.
Davis said the matter would likely be decided on a State Central Committee conference call to be held in the neart future.
More to come ...