Why I Like Michael Steele
Besides being a heck of a nice guy, the Republican former Maryland Lt. Governor isn’t afraid to stand up to his party, and he is critical of Chip Saltsman for his “Magic Negro” mailing. After candidates for GOP Chair debated party issues at the National Press Club, Steele was direct when he spoke with Think Progress.
TP: A big theme on the panel today was how to get the GOP to embrace minority voters. Do you think that Mr. Saltsman’s CD that he released to the RNC members helps or hurts that effort?
Steele: Oh it doesn’t help at all. Absolutely, it reinforces a negative stereotype of the party. […] And so now we have a opportunity to step in the breach and clear that up and make sure that people appreciate and know that look, this is not representative of the party as a whole, this is not a direction that we want to go in or a system that we believe.Click here for reuse options!
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