Newt told Hannity that he doesn't want the job last night, but my pal Michael .Steele does
For Republicans seeking a powerful communicator at the top of the RNC, Steele and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich have stood out as possible candidates for the job. Gingrich, however, issued a statement Tuesday disavowing any interest in the chairmanship.
One Republican strategist who supports Steele and expects that the Marylander will pursue the chairmanship called him "one of the best communicators that this party has."
"The grassroots base of the party knows who he is and is enthusiastic about him," said the strategist.
Newt helped McCain lose the election with the drill here drill now nonsense and his awful flip flopping bail out advice to McCain. One wonders if he didn't sand bag McCain so he could run in 2012. If you didn't see my post, I ran into Steele at the Denver airport after the Democratic Convention ended and he was all giggles over the Palin choice for VP. He says he's interested in bringing minorities back into their party.
Steele, who has recently been criticizing the GOP for not doing enough to reach out to minorities, says times have changed and the party needs to adapt. But he said the one thing it can't do is change its principles.
It was their principles that got them in trouble. Anyway, good luck with that one.