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Should Michael Steele resign?

The Republican National Committee has been under scrutiny recently for its financial management. Does this error call for Chairman Michael Steele's resignation? Read the full article.

By Jodi Westrick  |  April 5, 2010; 10:01 AM ET  | Category:  National Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Mike should stay, he's much too entertaining to let go.

Posted by: maxisgod | April 5, 2010 10:21 AM

We just had eight years of Conservative Tragedy. We deserve some comedy now. Keep this clown, . . . America needs the laugh.

Posted by: gkam | April 5, 2010 11:27 AM

Michael Steele is a good well intentioned politician working against the current of a horrible dysfunctional political party that sells racism, bigotry, hate, elitism, greed, crony capitalism, and intent on taking over the USA for their nefarious purposes.

Mike Steele should stay to correct this.
BUT ain't gonna happen..

Before it is all over the GOP will quit Mike Steele..

Fei Hu

Posted by: Fei_Hu | April 5, 2010 12:19 PM

If Machiavelli were around to smile, he would be suppressing a wide grin.

Posted by: davemarks | April 5, 2010 12:21 PM

No way. He's too valuable a token. He's a "steal". Whom do you call upon to counter Obama if he's gone? If he could "fire" Pelosi, he could do anything he desires. Also, the GOP is basically made up of people like him: Palin, Hannity, Limbaugh, Coulter, Back, etc,., all mouth and no brain, anyways. If not for his color, he would blend right in.

Posted by: KT11 | April 5, 2010 12:41 PM

Can Steele raise money and build a war chest over the next two months? That should decide if he should stay. Steele has made a number of green horn mistakes, but also may have been a victim of political dirty tricks. The recent fiasco over the 3.99 a minute porn call referral may have been one of them.
It reminds me of the pizza caper that victimized Muskie in 1972.

Posted by: peterroach | April 5, 2010 2:01 PM

Renting private jets and $600 luxury hotel suites bespeaks a man who thinks he is a King not an RNC Chairman. I cannot afford his and Obama's wild spending. But the previous no name RNC chairman were worse. You just did not know their names as they were losers and had no charisma.

Posted by: mascmen7 | April 5, 2010 2:18 PM

He should not resign; he's great PR for the Dems and why Independents shouldn't align with the Republicans.

Besides, he can't be fired as the Republicans already have a problem with blacks.

Posted by: HillRat | April 5, 2010 2:55 PM

Steele and Palin are both a gift to the Democratic party. Howard Dean made occasionally goffy comments, but these two just keep going off the deep end every time they open their mouths.

Posted by: stillaliberal | April 5, 2010 3:27 PM

Why let him go? Who are they going to find to pretend that the GOP cares about minority interests in America? Bobby Jindal? Oh, wait...they already used that card.

Posted by: reliford | April 5, 2010 5:17 PM

He needs to go because everyone has more important things to deal with. These people are supposed to be "behind the scenes", not splashed on the front page, crowding out the "real" news. For the sake of both parties and the nation as a whole, the "drama queen" needs to go, replaced with a steady reliable person who is not attracted by the limelight. Alas such a person does not exist in the Republican party.

Posted by: frantaylor | April 5, 2010 5:57 PM

Michael Steele is part of the party of hypocrite fools, and he doesn't have the decency to resign.

As much as Republicans love to spend money, he's be there as long as the money keeps on flowing.

Posted by: lindalovejones | April 5, 2010 6:01 PM

Don't let this clown resign. He's the best thing around for Democratic Party.

Posted by: ksobserver1 | April 5, 2010 7:46 PM

Micheal Steele is the gift that keeps on giving... for Democrats. I look forward to many years of his stalwart leadership of the RNC. Please don't fire him.

Posted by: reussere | April 5, 2010 7:47 PM

In our political lives, who has sought the S&M vote? No one. Not one politician has ever said "let's all get into leather and whip each other." Steele is a great and visionary leader. The Republican Party must keep this fabulous man, who epitomizes family values.

Posted by: Martial | April 5, 2010 8:34 PM

If he did wrong he should be fired. There should be zero tolerance for scandal and sleaze in the Republican party.

The Republican party needs upstanding, leaders of proven principles to lead the fight against the forces of totalitarian socialism personified by Barack and Nancy Pelosi. A new poll has found that people identify more strongly with the TEA PARTY patriots (48%) than with Barack Obama (44%).

This trend seems to be continuing. It looks like Obama has alienated a broad spectrum of Americans and not just conservatives.

These Tea Party activists are avid voters.

Posted by: battleground51 | April 5, 2010 8:41 PM

Please,please,please keep Steele as RNC chairman. He is the best gift we Democrats have received in a long time.
In all seriousness, The Republican leaders cynically chose this loser showing contempt for the intelligence of their voters. Now, there isn't a thing they can do about it and it is fun to watch!

Posted by: jp1943 | April 5, 2010 8:46 PM

Why should Steele go?

Because he made a coupla little boo-boos?

There have been quite a few other Republicans that have made boo-boos, and they are still on their jobs--and they are not NEARLY as much fun to have around as Steele.

Posted by: Evenfoolsarerightsometimes | April 5, 2010 9:11 PM

Anything that undermines the effectiveness of the Republican party is fine with me. Let Michael Steele stay on.....

Posted by: harrumph1 | April 5, 2010 9:34 PM

Should Steele resign? Absolutely not!

He's a laugh a minute. That type of comedy doesn't come around ever day you know.

Posted by: larmoecurl | April 5, 2010 9:46 PM

NO!! Don't resign Mr. Steele! You're the best asset Democrats have! Thank you!

Posted by: CardFan | April 6, 2010 9:24 AM

Steele is defintely a clown or anything else they pay him for. However, his GOP naysayers should be careful what they ask for. If Steele resigns, WHO will the GOP replace him with?

He's bad, but things could be worse.


Posted by: free-donny | April 6, 2010 2:22 PM

I've never seen a political party disintegrate before -- keep Steele.

Posted by: bgreen2224 | April 6, 2010 3:32 PM

I don't know, Steele has done so much for the Democratic Party.

He's just doing what the next guy and the next guy are going to do, which is the same that all Republicans do -- spend spend spend on themselves.

The GOP are self-centered hypocrites.

They spend like that's their reward for making it to the top.

Posted by: lindalovejones | April 6, 2010 4:23 PM

Mr Steele should not resign, he is the gift to the Dems that just keeps giving and giving and giving.

Posted by: sandrawilton1 | April 6, 2010 5:30 PM

I voted no because I am a partisan Democrat. I welcome his blithering incompetence and total obliviousness to any notion of ethics or propriety.

And the more Republican money he wastes, the better I like it.

Posted by: FergusonFoont | April 6, 2010 6:13 PM

Mr. Steele is a unique character in a very awkward diplomatic situation from just about every perspective there is.

If it doesn't work out for him in the GOP, maybe the tea party will greet him with open ...arms? :)

Posted by: jfern03 | April 6, 2010 8:07 PM

"..The Republican party needs upstanding, leaders of proven principles to lead the fight against the forces of totalitarian socialism personified by Barack and Nancy Pelosi. A new poll has found that people identify more strongly with the TEA PARTY patriots (48%) than with Barack Obama (44%)."

One of these upstanding leaders of proven principles undoubtedly is the current leader of the minority in Congress
(Armageddon is upon us )John Boehner of Ohio as proven in the following excerpt from an earlier article............

STEVE HENN: A year ago this week Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke dashed to Capitol Hill. They hastily met with a small group of congressional leaders to tell them that the country was teetering on the edge of financial catastrophe.

Paulson and Bernanke asked Congress to spend hundreds of billions to save the banks.

John Boehner: We clearly have an unprecedented crisis in our financial system.

GOP House Minority Leader John Boehner...

Boehner: On behalf of the American people our job is to put our partisan differences aside and to work together to help solve this crisis.

The next day, according to personal financial disclosures, Boehner cashed out of a fund designed to profit from inflation. Since he sold, it's lost more than half its value....."

Some time (years?) ago, the well-known TV personality and cooking expert Martha Stewart spent some weeks as the guest of the government of the people, for selling a few thousand shares of stock after she had a private conversation with her broker and the ceo of a company
Earlier, a well-known owner of the Shrub corporation sold stock in a company after a meeting of directors, he happened to be one.. he spent eight years as a guest of the people in the government of the people

Posted by: ananair | April 6, 2010 8:21 PM

Keep the Tin Man! Great comedian to the detriment of the Republican zombies. What more could you ask for?

Posted by: irkulyen | April 7, 2010 9:02 AM

I voted "no" -- but then I'm a Democrat.

Posted by: tony_in_Durham_NC | April 7, 2010 11:41 AM

Steele is simply great and just what the doctor ordered, for the Democrats that is...

Posted by: beenthere3 | April 7, 2010 11:51 AM

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