The Dillard Doctrine

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(Another) Memo to Michael Steele

Some background, from CNN:
“Speaking to CNN’s Don Lemon, Steele said he may decide to seek the presidency at some point if he determines that’s “where God wants me to be.” “God has a way of revealing stuff to you, and making it real for you, through others,” Steele said. “And if that’s part of the plan, it’ll be the plan….[If I run] it’ll be because that’s where God wants me to be at that time.”
Mike, God doesn’t want you to be president. Were that the case, you wouldn’t be where you are right now. You’d, most likely, be at least sitting in the Senate..or (maybe) governor of Maryland.
Not to go all James Harris on you, but I’m begging you: please don’t let people put the thought in your head that you’re ready to be president.
Cause, really, you’re not.
Your efforts at running the RNC are, right now, questionable; because of that, people ain’t exactly on your side right now.
Aside from that, though, let’s look at some political realities:
First off, President Obama got 90-odd percent of the black vote in last year’s elections. Now, I know that among some black circles you’re at least respected, if not always agreed with. But if you think that you’re going to be able to duplicate his results just on virtue of your skin color, you’re very much mistaken. Lest you forget the joke, there’s only about 5-10 of us black conservatives/Republicans…so we won’t be of much help when it comes to numbers.
Secondly-and probably most importantly-you have to remember that the ’12 presidental election may not go too well for us on the right, if the economy has turned around (if it hasn’t, though, have at). If it has, whoever runs in ’12 is gonna face the uphill battle from hell. People aren’t gonna be scared of future debt if they’re happy now; that’s just the way our society is. You would have to convince people that the Republican way is better than a way that-in their minds-is solving their problems.
There’s a verse in the Bible that asks if God can’t trust you to work well with what you have, how can He trust you with any more than that (or words to that effect)?
Let’s work on getting the RNC’s house in order first. I’m sure God may have a lot more to say on that topic right now.


Written by Coby Dillard

March 26, 2009 at 8:21 am

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