It would appear that for all his talk about how a campaign commercial shot in the White House is grounds for criminally prosecuting President Obama, Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus doesn't actually believe it. He is, after all, traveling to Washington state today to try and rally support for getting rid of the president in a more traditional way: An election.
Reince Priebus said in an interview Tuesday that the RNC will commit significant financial resources to Washington as the election gets closer. He said that President Barack Obama will not be able to repeat his performance of four years ago, when he easily carried Washington by 17 percentage points on his way to the White House.
"Whether he won by 7, 17 or 27 [percentage points], I don't think he's going to win in 2012," Priebus said. "Washington is definitely going to be a battleground state."
Priebus gets an "A" for effort. No major 2012 Republican presidential candidates have visited Washington state yet this year, and, barring an unexpected blizzard in hell, chance are that none will.
At any rate, Priebus is apparently hosting a fund-raiser at a steakhouse in Bellevue today.