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11 November 2008

Steele: Restoring Confidence in the GOP

Living in Maryland, I have watched Michael Steele develop from Lt. Governor to Senate candidate for the Republican Party. He was a good man then, but sometimes given to assuming too large a charity role for government. Since then he has served as chairman of GOPAC, a Republican organization which develops young politicians and helps them win elections for state and local offices. Michael has also been a Fox News commentator for some time. In his post-Senate run period, he has been developing as a better and better spokesman for the rights of the individual and for limited government. I have long been reading GOPAC e-mails from him and have been increasingly impressed by him.

I read in today's Washington Times that he and Newt Gingrich are vying to become the chairman of the Republican National Committee, though the article said neither is admitting to seeking the position. If this is true, while I have some respect for Newt Gingrich, I am rooting for Michael Steele. The main reason is his understanding of the principles of good government and that society is best when it allows individuals to manage their own lives. But, I also believe he is needed to galvanize Republicans into an improved dialog with African Americans and Hispanic Americans, who should be voting for Republicans for the same reasons that many European Americans do.

Michael published a very good article today in The Wall Street Journal called "Restoring Confidence in the GOP". It is very much worth your taking the time to read it in its entirety. If he becomes chairman of the RNC, the Republican Party will become much better because of it.

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