Thursday, March 3, 2011

MC To Host The Only Minnesota RNC Debate

Minnesota Conservatives is pleased to announce that it will host the only debate for the race for the Republican National Committee. One committeeman and one committeewoman will be selected from Minnesota at the State Central Committee meeting on April 16th.

MC is particularly pleased that The Uptake has agreed to cover this event and live stream the proceedings on the web so outstate delegates and alternates and others can participate. Web viewers will have an opportunity to ask questions via email or Twitter. Details about online participation will be forthcoming. All declared candidates but one have agreed to participate and MC believes the one remaining will agree shortly. Please share news of this event with your fellow activists and conservatives. MC encourages use of the comment feature to suggest approaches to the format and the question and answer session. This debate is for you.

WHEN: Monday, March 28, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: O'Gara's Irish Pub at the corner of Snelling & Selby in St. Paul, MN. Event will be held in the annex within known as The Garage. Signs will be posted.

COST: None. Kindly have a beverage of your choice to show your thanks to O'Gara's for agreeing to hold the event.

FORMAT: Current plans, subject to change, will have each candidate give an opening statement for 3 minutes. Questions strictly limited to 1 minute will be taken from the audience and from online viewers. Candidates will have 2 minutes to respond.

Women candidates will debate first for approximately one hour. After a 15 minute break, the men candidates will debate.

MC encourages suggestions designed to make this event successful.

ONLINE VIEWING: The Uptake (click here ) will have more information and links as the date approaches.

MC would be grateful if readers could share news of this, the only debate, for the RNC.


Tommy Johnson said...

I'd request Media Credentials, but: I'll be covering the Air Force ROTC Awards Ceremony that day in Duluth; those brave young men and women are America's Next Generation Of Freedom Fighters!

Anonymous said...

Isn't it rather contrary to conservative principles to have a quota based on gender?

John Hugh Gilmore said...

Please thank those young men and women for all of us who will be at the debate.

John Hugh Gilmore said...

Yes, as a rule conservatives don't believe in quotas.

Anonymous said...

However, that archaic language is written into the RNC Constitution, not Minnesota's. Besides, if there weren't such a restriction, men wouldn't get either one of the slots. :-)

J. Ewing