Steele More Moderate?

This article was published yesterday on Politico.  I believe that Chip Saltsman is the best candidate for the RNC chairman and former Maryland Lt. Governor Michael Steele is my second choice, but now I am rethinking that second place spot.  Wait a minute Mr. Steele, what do you mean by “moderate”?

Steele to conservatives: ‘Wake up people’
By Andy Barr

Former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele (R) said Monday that conservatives need to “wake up” and realize they need moderate Republicans to help rebuild the party.

“They have been beating me upside the head with it and let me give it to you straight on,” Steele said of conservatives during an interview with the Christian Broadcast Network.

“Wake up people. I mean what are you going to do? Are you going to kick these folks out of the party? I have watched this party self-disintegrate for the last four or five years. I’ve watched this party isolate itself from itself.”

Steele, who is campaigning to be chairman of the Republican National Committee, insisted that Republicans have “a unique opportunity to build a relationship or a bridge between the conservatives and the moderates in our party.”

“We have to elect moderates in the party,” he added.

Steele said the GOP has to rebuild relationships with the various party factions in order to regain electoral viability and regain public trust in addressing policy concerns.

“There are a lot of people who would join us and be a party of our efforts who are pro-choice but they love our message on money; they love our value system on family values, broadly speaking, so then how do we cross-appeal,” he said. “How do we make ourselves relevant to the 21st century electorate which is clearly of a different mindset on a host of issues?”


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  1. […] Steele, has just been elected as the new Republican National Committee Chairman.  I have had my reservations about Steele.  I believe he is a moderate who will not stay true to the party platform and will […]

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