May 09, 2005

Q&A with the RNC's Tara Wall

New RNC Director of Outreach Commuications, Tara Wall, is the subject of a new Q&A over at New Leadership Blog this morning.

I think we should be proud of RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman’s aggressive, bold and comprehensive approach to reaching out to our community, by forming an African American Advisory Committee. In addition to his on-going series of “Conversations With The Community,” which has taken him to communities across the country, Chairman Mehlman has tapped the expertise of numerous African-American leaders with diverse backgrounds, talents and experiences (grassroots, business, faith, elected officials) – to act as a sounding board for the Party’s goals in reaching out, deepening and growing our Party, while increasing our share of the black vote. Quite frankly, I’m not familiar with the specific kind of criticism you’re referring too – but I can tell you that we as a people are not monolithic. Even within the GOP, the face of black Republicans come in many shapes, sizes and backgrounds. We should champion that. The Advisory Committee, which meets with the Chairman monthly, is continuing to grow as we add new faces every day. And I encourage you to stay tuned for what’s to come.
The Advisory Committee has come under fire from some, most notably, fellow Project 21 member Mychal Massie in his World Net Daily column in late March.

Outreach is a necessary and laudable goal with the Republican Party -- the GOP needs to show that black conservatives are not this ideological anomaly who has lost connection to black America. On the contrary, the GOP in general, and we, in particular, need to demonstrate to the "man on the street" in black America, that outside of politics, we are no different -- we are all looking for the same things. We want lower taxes, we want cheaper gas, safe streets, better schools, and are struggling with getting our yards just right, fertilizer notwithstanding.

I applaud the strides the GOP has taken thus far and encourage them to continue to move forward, and to add other voices to the fray.

Posted by mhking at May 9, 2005 07:23 AM

Is it just me, or are Republican women better looking than Democrat women?

Posted by: Steven J. Kelso Sr. at May 9, 2005 04:18 PM

That's very good. It might not also hurt if they're willing to call out some of the out-and-out bigots that are clearly out there (Jared Taylor and Peter Brimelow readily come to my mind).

Posted by: hchutch at May 10, 2005 12:05 PM

Why is it any different for the left to criticize the senators who haven't signed the Anti Lynching Bill than for the right to criticize Durbin for his remarks? Both are being done for political gain.

The left is learning who to respond in kind. You need to learn to take it as well as you give it out.

Ann Coulter is good looking? I may join a monestary it that is true.

Posted by: Ray B. at June 23, 2005 11:58 AM
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