A great blog post by James Antle (H/T Blackwell’s twitter feed) about how Blackwell is wooing people who want a conservative at the RNC.
Since then, Blackwell has announced a flurry of endorsements on the RNC and from outside conservatives. Last week, he received key endorsements from committee members Chuck Yob, Roger Villere, and Gary Jones. He has been endorsed by Steve Forbes. And yesterday, Club for Growth President Pat Toomey also came out for Blackwell. Although not everyone sees ideology as an important criterion for a good RNC chair — Jim Geraghty included that idea as one of the six myths about the RNC race — Blackwell is clearly making a push for the votes of those who want to make sure the next chairman is a conservative.