On CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said the GOP has a great field of presidential candidates but there's still time for someone else to get in.
With some conservatives saying Texas Gov. Rick Perry has had a shaky debate performance, speculation about the future of the GOP race has returned to the possibility of more candidates. Priebus says it gets "harder and harder" for other candidates to get in as the caucuses in Iowa early next year get closer, but said there's still time.
Priebus's comments on the 2012 Republican field came after a heated blow-for-blow discussion with Democratic National Committee Chair Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
"It sounds like the new slogan is no longer 'hope and change'," said Priebus. "It's, 'Hey, it could've been worse'. Great bumper sticker, Debbie. I hope it works for you."
Priebus's comments came following "blame Bush" talking points Rep. Wasserman Schultz regurgitated after her RNC counterpart asked if she could name one economic statistic in this country that Barack Obama made better. Priebus referenced Bob Turner's win in the recent NY-9 special election to exemplify the level of frustration Americans feel towards the Obama administration.
"This has already been tested in a Democratic district. These talking points have been tested, and they're losing. They're imploding."