She helped write the GOP platform in 2012 but this year Politico reports Rep. Elise Stefanik is passing on speaking at the RNC next month in Cleveland. Usually an up and coming party star would gladly accept the recognition but this is the year of Trump where everyone is wary of the reaction back home.
Surely the WDT and the Post Star would get all indignant over any coziness with Mr. Trump, but I think speaking is an honor and worth doing.
We've never had an MOC with the juice to get a high profile speaking gig and this would have been a good year, but the party elites and intellectuals are busy hiding. I think it's a time to step up, because the notion that in 2020 everything goes back to the way it was is a dubious proposition.
Political parties are precarious enough these days, and the behavior of the elites may result in a Whig redux.
Supreme Court once again frames 2016 stakes - POLITICO