Friday, January 30, 2009
"Feels Like a Black Republican"
Oh, wait, it is a black republican. And, from the great state of Maryland of all places, CNN reports, "The Republican National Committee today elected former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele as its new chairman." You may remember Steele lost to Ben Cardin in the race for the senate seat back in 2006 [I believe it was]. Steele, in his vein campaign efforts, tried to bamboozle black voters with radio advertisements linking Martin Luther King Jr. to his campaign by making the true, but "gotcha", statement that King himself was a republican. Unfortunately for Steele anyone with any political knowledge realizes the party completely flipped formats since King was a member, but such is politics and his antics were not rewarded in victory so all is well. As for the racial side of this, I think it's great that black Americans are making power moves in politics, I think Steele is a bit of a clown, but the achievement and what it says about the current political landscape is great. Now, I'm sure that I'm not alone in thinking this very well may be a counter to the popularity of the democratic President Barack Obama, but there is also no question that Steele has all the credentials in the world. So, take it for what it's worth.