I am pretty sure that most who regularly visit and comment here would also share the same sentiment. Romney was seen as the continued extension of the establishment elite GOP, and viewed with suspicion by Michigan conservatives attempting to assert some more control in state politics. As far as I (and perhaps others here) might have been concerned, she represented a step backward.
I was wrong.
When then MiGOP chair McDaniel didn’t flip on the GOP nominee for president like beta manlet Calley and other feminized Michigan politicos, it was revealing, and reaffirmed her commitment to the win. She didn’t back down, and between an incredible effort by the MiGOP team Trump, Michigan was won.
When selected as the RNC chair to replace outgoing Reince Priebus, I still felt there were better choices. Michiganian Scott Hagerstrom, for example. Hagerstrom was solid as an organizational head of Michigan AFP, and his departure from that organization is obvious to any who pay attention. He then led the Trump campaign in Michigan that along with Romney, turned our state red.
If asked, I would have recommended him far and away as the choice however.
Swing and a miss. Ronna McDaniel has been better than any national chair of the RNC. No other RNC chair has used social media so successfully, put themselves in front of (even the fake news) cameras daily in support of our president and his/our agenda.
The woman is a bulldog and knows when to attack the other side without reservation. Actively promoting Republican ideals (not necessarily establishment capitulation either) she is constantly visible and keeping a positive face on the Republican Party.
She has earned my respect. I hope she can continue to perform as well, and keep the weak sisters in the party from abandoning our constantly assaulted (and effective) president.