Who are these people?
February 2, 2012 7:49 AM Subscribe
When the media uses the phrase "GOP elite," to whom exactly are they referring?
As an individual who very much tries to stay on top of political news (specifically with respect to the current GOP Presidential campaign), I find it frustrating with how often the media uses the phrase "GOP elite" in a headline or elsewhere, as I can never exactly pinpoint to whom they are referring.
I imagine the "elite" in the GOP party are long-time serving Governors and House and Senate members, but I am also curious to know if the phrase "extends" out elsewhere -- perhaps to ex-members of congress? To those (?) who work with or within the Republican party but are not elected officials?
Bonus points if you can name drop (the elite from either party, excluding the White House, of course), and can perhaps touch on the relationship between the delegates that are awarded from the GOP Primaries/Caucuses, elected Congressional officials, and the "GOP elite."
Thanks very much MeFi!