Now this could really make the next two years interesting.
Howard Dean and Michael Steele
faced off at ten paces across the American Political Landscape.
From Captain's Quarters in Steele For RNC Chief
The Washington Times reports this morning that Michael Steele will have his choice of high-profile jobs after losing a tough race to Benjamin Cardin for Maryland's open Senate seat. With Ken Mehlman's announcement of his resignation as Republican National Committee chair, many have openly speculated that Steele will get the nod as his replacement. However, Karl Rove wants Steele in Bush's Cabinet, possibly to lead HUD:
Also last night, Republican officials told The Times that Mr. Steele, who lost his bid for the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, has been sought out to succeed Mr. Mehlman as national party chairman. Those Republican officials said Mr. Steele had not made a decision whether to take the post, as of last night.
Other Republican Party officials said some Republican National Committee (RNC) members, including state party chairmen, have mounted a move to have Mr. Steele succeed Mr. Mehlman
Now I like this idea, because Mr Steele impressed me quite a bit. Let's hope they carry through and then let Howard Dean make cracks like:
"You think the Republican National Committee could get this many people of color in a single room?," Dean asked to laughter. "Only if they had the hotel staff in here."
It would be a lot different if he is faced off with the Michael Steele "in the entire history of the state of Maryland, exactly one person of African-American heritage has been elected to any statewide office. His name is Michael Steele."
One thing is certain National Chairmanship of the Republican Party is not a token position. It would be Power sharing and a commitment to the future in a big way.
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