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Michael Steele Running for Reelection

Michael Steele wants a second term as RNC Chairman. Yesterday the press were reporting he would not seek reelection, but they made this statement without confirmation from Steele. He wants to be the chairman and he is prepared to fight for it. Steele has been a highly visible chairman and some in his party feel he has been too visible and too verbal. Some within the party have diverted funds from the RNC and distributed funds directly to selected campaigns. When Steele was elected chair two years ago Barack Obama was entering the White House. This was a primary reason that a black chairman was an attractive proposition at the time. Obama was at the height of his popularity. Welcome 2010 the president is no longer riding high and frankly the GOP simply don’t need or want Steele, but this brother is not going to simply exit at stage right. Steele has been a gaffe machine and he has also had some finance issues, but he presided over the GOP taking over the House so he does have some successes to tout, but he is not getting the credit for the win. Steele’s actions are reminiscent of the Dreamgirls song, “I’m telling you I ain’t going nowhere”, but will the Republicans love him?