Ed Rollins, Republican strategist, says Daschle did the honorable thing, but he didn’t have to. Is he right?

Posted on August 22nd, 2011 by admin1 in republican strategist

" Mr. Daschle is the second nominated member of President Obama’s Cabinet, following New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, to step down after having his reputation tarnished. He did the honorable thing. He could have survived. The president would have stood by him, and his former Democratic "club members" in the Senate would have confirmed him.

But he would have put a serious wound in the side of the new president’s call for a new way of doing business in Washington and for eliminating the culture of the revolving door." -Ed Rollins

– Ed Rollins, who was political director for President Ronald Reagan, is a Republican strategist who was national chairman of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s 2008 presidential campaign.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/02/03/rollins.daschle/index.html

Mr. Daschle probably had several reasons, mainly one from President Obama suggesting he drop out. For all of the trouble this has caused, I hope that future politicians are in the learning mode and will avoid this kind of mistake in their effort to serve our country someday. I’m sorry our President is having to deal with this kind of stuff, mainly because Republicans are just salivating…waiting for him to make mistakes. Isn’t that a sad state of affairs?

14 Comments on “Ed Rollins, Republican strategist, says Daschle did the honorable thing, but he didn’t have to. Is he right?”

  1. nirv

    yes – Daschle is smart and experienced strategist, could see the heavy consequences of his nomination very wellReferences :

  2. Senor Magoo

    Rollins is wrong.

    Daschle bugged out after he was already caught and there is nothing honorable about it. If Daschle thought the Senate was behind him he would have stayed in.References :

  3. Kevin A.R.T. ☪☯e✡☥s†

    I agree.

    I like most of what Obama is doing, but I disagred with that nomination.References :

  4. Aft Torpedos FIRE!!!

    Do you honestly believe daschle willingly ‘stepped down’ to avoid bad press?
    I mean, really?References :

  5. Patrick G

    Of course he is right. Mr. Obama has already shown that he is willing to stand behind his nominees no matter what their crime. There was no compelling reason for Mr. Daschle to withdrawal.References :

  6. mark32541

    He is right,

    The dems approved the treasury secretary for doing the same crime.

    Of course they would have approved Daschle.References :

  7. BAD PENNY BLONDE

    Come on you know he was told to step down…you can’t be THAT ignorant.References : I stand corrected. I guess you can ;-)

  8. justagrandma

    Daschel didn’t have to, there is no rule saying he must.
    Its really a shame Daschel knew the topic and would have served the country well.
    It wouldn’t have been just the Democrats either, Daschel was well known and liked by Republicans too.
    I’m beginning to wonder if we need to advertise government jobs under the heading Caesars Wife Wanted.

    There was no crime committed, when he was told he owed it he paid it. This was in addition to the income taxes he had paid.References :

  9. The Republican

    Of course he didn’t have to step down, but he did the right thing because who, in all honesty, would want to be under the microscope for the next 4 years if they had something major revealed about them? His car and driver would be the only thing people associate him with.

    To tm: it’s in the Constitution, an amendment that was ratified in 1913. It IS the law.References :

  10. fdm215

    Obviously there have been people who’ve been confirmed for office despite having been found to be tax delinquent at some point. There have been about a dozen cases in the past 15 – 20 years. Some have been confirmed, most have not.References :

  11. tm

    Show me the law that says you have to pay income taxes. The bill did not get enough votes to ratify it in 1913. Look again.References :

  12. har

    Mr. Daschle probably had several reasons, mainly one from President Obama suggesting he drop out. For all of the trouble this has caused, I hope that future politicians are in the learning mode and will avoid this kind of mistake in their effort to serve our country someday. I’m sorry our President is having to deal with this kind of stuff, mainly because Republicans are just salivating…waiting for him to make mistakes. Isn’t that a sad state of affairs?References :

  13. Sacra Veritas

    Yes, he’s right. Remember, when you’re a Democrat, it’s different. The rules just don’t apply the same.References :

  14. Bryce K

    Yeah I agree, and Rollins is a pretty straight shooter.References :

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