Yesterday, I had a chance to interview Frank Donatelli -- the new Deputy Chairman of the RNC.
Donatelli is a long-time movement conservative who was a YAFer (Young Americans for Freedom -- not to be confused with another top-notch organization -- Young America's Foundation).
He organized the first several CPAC's, and also worked in three Reagan campaigns -- as well as in the Reagan Administration. In short, Donatelli is a bona fide movement conservative. The fact that John McCain elevated him to this important position is a very good sign that McCain realizes that personnel is policy. The RNC will serve a vital purpose for the McCain campaign, including coordinating party efforts on voter contact and get-out-the-vote programs.