We don't care what anyone says, there's still hope for Chip Saltsman in his campaign to become chairman of the Republican National Committee. The latest vote count stands at: Duncan 44, Steele 30, Dawson 18, Blackwell 16, Anuzis 16, Chip Saltsman 1; 43 remain undecided. OK, it doesn't look great, and maybe Saltsman can't claim much momentum. But the key number is the last one--43. If all those undecided RNC members go with Saltsman, he's right there in the thick of things.
Meanwhile, the liberal media isn't helping by continuing to take cheap shots at Chip over that silly "Barack the Magic Negro" thing. Reuters is guilty of the latest:
A racial misstep may have torpedoed the candidacy of former Tennessee state party chairman Chip Saltsman, who in December circulated a parody song called "Barack the Magic Negro." Saltsman has no public endorsements from the 168 voting RNC members and observers say he might lack enough support to appear on the ballot.
What do they mean, Chip has no public endorsements? He's got one, right? Today's Washington Post piles on, quoting longtime GOP stratgegist Raynard Jackson as saying Chip's humor is an example of a party that still doesn't get diversity. Please, can we just drop it now? How was Chip supposed to know the Republican Party was suddenly going to start caring about black people just at the moment he was running for RNC chair?Update: Aw damn, Chip apparently couldn't find anyone to nominate him so he's withdrawn from the race.