Michael Steele’s Last Stand
(Politics365) — Conventional wisdom would dictate that all things political look good for Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele. As the GOP’s first African American Chair, Steele now holds the honor of presiding over one of the most successful electoral cycles for the party in generations. Republicans have not witnessed a wave of this size and scope since 1948, when Harry S. Truman was President. Steele’s gaffes, the patronizing hip-hop parodies and butt of Presidential jokes all seem tucked away in a parallel dimension. Whatever it is he changed or claimed to have restructured at the RNC – from wholesale firing of entrenched staff to streamlining the fundraising chains and allowing third party groups to prosper – seems to have worked.