RNC Online Director quits - apparently in disgust

Rick Moran
Ordinarily, if you quit a job, you would have some prospects lined up for another one - especially in this economy.

Not so Republican National Committee director of online operations Cyrus Krohn who is moving back to Seattle after quitting:

In an interview, Krohn said he’s moving back to Seattle with his family. He has no job lined up at the moment, he told The Post, but he’s thinking of running for office.

Last week, the RNC lost its Finance Director so the exodus would seem to be underway.

Now it's true that Chairman Steele promised to clean house. But the hiring process is going very slowly and given some recent verbal gaffes on CNN with regards to Rush Limbaugh and then telling the Washington Post that it was his job to "irritate people" it may be that some in the RNC are having second thoughts about Steele.

Ed Morrissey:

One source close to the situation acknowledges that the RNC needed to trim its staff, as it had been increased for the Coleman/Franken recount and the Chambliss run-off in Georgia, but that the terminations in February cut out the meat as well as the fat.  It takes a lot of people to handle all of the connections to state organizations, volunteer groups, and vendors, and it’s simply not getting done now.  What’s worse is that now we’ve lost the people who would hire the staff necessary for meeting those obligations, which means it will take a lot longer to recover.  How much time does the RNC have, anyway, before they fall hopelessly behind?

The GOP is already behind the 8-ball for 2010. Looks like candidates aren't going to get a lot of help from the national party.

Ordinarily, if you quit a job, you would have some prospects lined up for another one - especially in this economy.

Not so Republican National Committee director of online operations Cyrus Krohn who is moving back to Seattle after quitting:

In an interview, Krohn said he’s moving back to Seattle with his family. He has no job lined up at the moment, he told The Post, but he’s thinking of running for office.

Last week, the RNC lost its Finance Director so the exodus would seem to be underway.

Now it's true that Chairman Steele promised to clean house. But the hiring process is going very slowly and given some recent verbal gaffes on CNN with regards to Rush Limbaugh and then telling the Washington Post that it was his job to "irritate people" it may be that some in the RNC are having second thoughts about Steele.

Ed Morrissey:

One source close to the situation acknowledges that the RNC needed to trim its staff, as it had been increased for the Coleman/Franken recount and the Chambliss run-off in Georgia, but that the terminations in February cut out the meat as well as the fat.  It takes a lot of people to handle all of the connections to state organizations, volunteer groups, and vendors, and it’s simply not getting done now.  What’s worse is that now we’ve lost the people who would hire the staff necessary for meeting those obligations, which means it will take a lot longer to recover.  How much time does the RNC have, anyway, before they fall hopelessly behind?

The GOP is already behind the 8-ball for 2010. Looks like candidates aren't going to get a lot of help from the national party.