To be honest, ever since Ron McDaniel became chairwoman of the RNC in 2017, we have experienced significant losses. There hasn’t been a red wave in 2018, 2020, or 2022.
We were heavily defeated last night in 2023. I believe that we need to take responsibility for these losses in our party.
Ron, if you want to address the GOP voters tonight, I will give you my time to do so if you promise to resign. Now joining us is Ron McDaniel. Ron, we saw you at the end of the debate rushing onto the stage to address Ramaswami directly.
Can you tell us what you said to him? Actually, that wasn’t me, Stuart. There must have been a lookalike.
I have heard of this reporting, but I didn’t speak to Vance. I have not spoken to him since those comments. My apologies. You know, he’s polling at 4% and he needs a headline.
But in my opinion, our focus should be on Joe Biden and the critical issues affecting our country, such as the border, fentanyl, and crime. The American people are looking to our party for solutions. However, I will also stand by my record as RNC chair. Under my leadership, we delivered Michigan for the first time in 30 years.
We recently won back the House. Additionally, in 2022, the RNC turned out 4 million more Republicans, which could have secured the Electoral College victory. It is a fact that we lack effective messaging, and our candidates have struggled to convey their stance on abortion.
Democrats spent millions on abortion ads in Virginia and Kentucky, but the Republicans did not respond. It’s important for us as a party to address these lies and not allow Democrats to define us. As a suburban woman, I understand the significance of this issue. If we don’t correct the messaging and let the lies go unanswered, they become the truth.
The RNC is leading in how to effectively message on abortion, as seen in the great messaging from many candidates during the debate. We must get this right if we want to win in 2024. There have been reports that you face difficulties with candidates not always following your advice or direction.
Is that accurate? Yes, it is accurate. Candidates have their own pollsters and campaign managers, and they craft their own message.
However, as the chairwoman, I, along with Kellyanne Conway, made it clear to candidates before the 2022 election that addressing better care for adoption and pregnancy crisis centers was crucial for our party. We need to confront this issue head-on because Democrats have extreme views on abortion, supporting it even up until the.