We can't afford to do less than our best or keep alienating potential supporters. Look at the harm Boehner has done by how he has treated the more conservative and libertarian members in the House. If you worked for Justin Amash or one of the other candidates Boehner kicked off their committees, how would you feel about the party which treated him that way? You work for months and donate money and work with the party and do all these things and you finally get your guy to Congress and election night you're high fiving and then he gets to Congress and something like that happens. That's the kind of thing which causes people to leave the party. We need to tell people like Speaker Boehner that he doesn't have to do what we tell him to, but that we're not happy and he'll be held accountable if he does this kind of thing again.
From a position of leadership in the RNC you could set a different tone or character for how the party operates that others might follow.
That's certainly better than passing a symbolic resolution against him. I've been in all sorts of different units in the army. Some are happy and vibrant and you're glad to be in them and then sometimes you're in one where everyone is filing inspector general reports and complaining right and left. It all stems from the top. The tone or the spirit of the leader - the colonel or the general - filters down and the other officers under him follow his lead and act the same way.
If I go in and I'm the new boss, people are going to like my management style. I'll be open and honest with everybody and give everyone a chance who thinks they can help the party and get the job done. Inclusiveness. I will not exclude people from the party If I do get elected some people may be angry and stomp off, but I say stick around and get to know me. I'm not so bad, and even though I came out of the liberty movement, there's a lot of us who are very principled people who can bring a new perspective and a new tone to the party and I'll be able to go out on TV and in the media and say honestly that this is a new and revitalized party and tell them why and that we want to be inclusive and it's okay to come back. I'll tell them we've had our problems, but the new management is going to be positive and not heavy handed.