Anything is possible in the United States of America. The GOP elected a black man, Michael Steele, Chair of the Republican National Committee.
Clearly, Michael Steele, has President Barack Obama to thank for his victory. The GOP knows that the demographics of this country are changing and they’d better get on board or be run over. Steele’s election and the subsequent work to be done by the Party will signal whether tit lives or dies.
Some, in the GOP, will find it difficult to have Steele as a Party leader. Others fully expect Steele to be leader in name only. Let’s see how this really works out.
If Steele assumes his true leadership role, many in the GOP, may feel alienated. Like President Obama, Steele should also expect to be challenged by Republican traditionalists as he tries to reshape their Party. My, how things have changed. The Republicans have finally opened their eyes. It only took six rounds of voting and a vote of 91-77 to do it.
Let’s see, Michael Steele beat out the guy who sent out those CDs with “Barack the Magic Negro” on it and a guy who was a member of a “whites-only” club for years. Yeah, that’s change you can believe in.
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