Nov 09 2006
We need to keep Michael Steele involved and successful in politics. He ran the best campaign. I actually found myself looking for his commercials and not flipping a channel to just watch his. He is brilliant. And I invite him to move to VA and run for the Senate here. But if RNC Chair is the only other option we have for now, then fine. We need Steele to be in position for something grand and bold in 2008. I had dismissed Allen and Warner a while back as poor Presidential candidates. And I have been trying to find someone who will break the mold (and mildew) around Republican politics and give the party a new, invigorating leader. We all had hopes for Condi Rice – but she seems adament about not going into the political arena.
I am not playing the race card here – though it would seem so. But Rice and Steele are just both so damn smart and engaging. They represent the American dream of success against the odds, fighting the negatives in our culture that existed, proving the fight against racism was well worth the effort (and deaths).
So yes, I tend to find more of an intriguing story in Steele than I do for others who have been rattling around national and DC politics. This election showed Dems taking on the conservative mantle and winning. Reps don’t need to become liberals to win – but the Reps do need to move back towards common ground to win. And Steele is the essence of that move. He wants conservative policies to lift all boats. And he wants to help change the image (self image and that from the outside) of the black American in this country. A worthy cause for sure. So I am here to support Steele for RNC Chairman – and I hope for a Presidential run in 2008. That is a winning adjustment.