This tilts towards being racist. Yes, Michael Steele says a lot of dumb things, but he's a raised a boatload of cash for Repubs as RNC chair and considering the "shellacking" the GOP gave to Democrats just a few weeks ago in the midterm elections, why is this even being talked about? And does anyone really think that Michael Sreele will get in the way of beating Obama in 2012? Republicans got way bigger problems to worry about than what Steele does in the next couple of years. Besides that who's going to replace him? Sarah Palin? Right. Just dumb and ignorant:
A significant bloc of Republican National Committee members wants embattled chairman Michael Steele to step aside, but the rank and file have failed to settle on a clear alternative, according to Associated Press interviews with committee members.
More than four dozen interviews with members of the 168-member central committee found fear that a badly damaged Steele could emerge from the wreckage of a knockdown, drag-out fight to head the party as it challenges President Barack Obama in 2012. While most agree that Steele's time has been rough — and costly — the members also recognize that a leadership fight could overshadow gains that Republicans made in the midterm elections.
With balloting set to take place in just two months, many just want Steele to go.
"You can't keep spending the kind of money they're spending every month just to operate the RNC," said committee member Ada Fisher of North Carolina. "I would hope he would step aside."
"The question is who should be hired for the next two years, It's not a matter of firing anybody," said James Bopp, a committee member from Indiana who holds great sway among social conservatives on the panel. "I just don't think Steele has performed at the level we need for the presidential cycle."