Assessing the results of the midterm elections, conservatives have found fault in leadership for failing to fully manifest the big red wave and, as challengers have cropped up in the House and the Senate, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell may be seeking a role, “God willing.”
Though some battles are still being fought, the results of Nov 8 produced a sour taste too familiar following the 2020 presidential election, calling into question decisions made that seemingly snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. Myriad polling and metrics had the Republicans favored to gain seats in both chambers of Congress but only a slim advantage was garnered in the House, driving Lindell to assert of the Republican National Committee (RNC), “We need a new input to get a different output.”
During a live stream earlier this week, the businessman, who has risked his career to be out on the frontlines pushing back against the progressive agenda, announced that his supporters had asked him to consider running against RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel for the spot she has held since 2017. “One of the things I will tell you, you know…we’ll never ever stop to get rid of these machines and make these the best elections in world history in our country. We need someone, everybody, and I would step into that if God willing.”
Mike Lindell announces that he has been drafted by his fans and supporters to run against Ronna McDaniel for RNC Chair, but he has to pray on it first. pic.twitter.com/JPNBCoX6uk
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) November 24, 2022
Lindell was specifically referring to his ongoing efforts to see the end to the use of Dominion voting machines in American elections after problems have repeatedly been traced back to them as he voiced the failure of the RNC to do more for election integrity, and he elaborated on the matter when speaking with the National File where he confirmed that he would be seeking to replace the niece of Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah).
“Ronna McDaniel has failed in her leadership. We need a new input to get a different output,” he told the outlet. “We need someone who knows how to run a business to lead one of the most important organizations in our country.”
As the entrepreneur expressed to HuffPost, the feeling is widespread. “Everyone I’ve talked to of these state chairs, they need new leadership.”
Regarding his own aspirations to take on the role, he explained, “I don’t know if this is a paid position, nor do I care. I want to help save our country.”
The MyPillow founder isn’t alone in the desire to see McDaniel ousted from the leadership spot as now-outgoing Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY), whose loss against Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-NY) in the gubernatorial election was not without Republican victories across the Empire State, has also put his hat in the ring to take those successes across the nation.
On Twitter, Zeldin had said ahead of a confirmed bid, “It is time nationally for the Republican Party to retool, transform, win back the Presidency in 2024, expand our number of GOP-held seats in Congress, and elect the maximum number of down-ballot candidates across the country.”
It is time nationally for the Republican Party to retool, transform, win back the Presidency in 2024, expand our number of GOP-held seats in Congress, and elect the maximum number of down-ballot candidates across the country. https://t.co/1TAu4TAle6
— Lee Zeldin (@leezeldin) November 17, 2022
As for Lindell’s bid, social media users reacted with their typical disdain for those who espouse the values that the nation was founded on.
Too good to be true. Can you imagine the endless comedy? Someone should write this series. It would be an instant classic. But what to call it? Pillow Politics? Pillow Party?
— Joseph Bell (@LogicalJoe) November 24, 2022
It gets stranger and I guarantee they will get behind him.
— SmurfySax (@smurfysax) November 24, 2022
Exactly! Imagine how much money would be wasted.
— Wayne Rasmussen (@wayne_rasmussen) November 24, 2022
Mike Lindell chairing the RNC would be a gift to the Democrat party.
— Chappy (@Richard39336005) November 24, 2022
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