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Michael Steele: Should he stay or go?

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele's most recent gaffe -- this one about the war in Afghanistan -- has effectively eliminated any chance he might have had to return to his post after the 2010 election, according to a number of individuals close to the committee.

However, those same sources insisted that Steele is likely to survive until the election. "If you believe in death by 1,000 cuts, he is around 896," said one Republican operative who keeps a close eye on the RNC's inner workings. Read the rest of Chris Cillizza's take.

By Jodi Westrick  |  July 6, 2010; 8:35 AM ET  | Category:  National Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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He is absolutely the BEST RNC chair the Democrats could short of Shrub or Deadeye.

Posted by: jmsbh | July 6, 2010 9:55 AM

That's "could want "

Posted by: jmsbh | July 6, 2010 9:56 AM

I voted that he should stay since he is the best person for the Democrats.

Posted by: elwoll | July 6, 2010 10:00 AM

He keeps both teams in the game. I bet most of you cannot name any of the previous five RNC chairman. If you can, get a life.

Posted by: ajlerner1 | July 6, 2010 10:28 AM

The GOP, the party of master-baiters is so out of touch with reality, and Michael Steele is their perfect storm !

It will much, much more than burying Michael Steele for the master-baiters to rid their image of reckless greed and deceit.

How about that other disgusting GOP poster child - Senator John Ensign (R-NV) whose family values of banging his 'BEST' friend's wife as a married man while criticizing others for doing the same... has got to as filthy and low down as humanity can get - right there with Charles Manson!

Posted by: danglingwrangler | July 6, 2010 10:51 AM

Yes, should stay as he is great for the Dems. What a moron!

Posted by: dcgirl6 | July 6, 2010 2:39 PM

Definitely STAY. He provides great entertainment!

Posted by: AMviennaVA | July 7, 2010 7:55 AM

The man is only out done as the perfect idiot by G.W.Bush. Keep him, he's the perfect face of the GOP and constantly provides "Freudian Slip" insights into the GOP's true agenda.

Posted by: Watcher1 | July 7, 2010 7:58 AM

The GOP should keep Micheal Steele, because is seems to be the only person in the Republican Part who still have a Heart and a Soul.
The rest of the GOP are nothing more than the Walking DEAD.

Posted by: austininc4 | July 7, 2010 8:12 AM

I think Mr. Steele should be the republicans' 2012 presidential candidate. He is definitely the most highly qualified conservative in the country.

Posted by: m1kem1lls | July 7, 2010 8:50 AM

Steele should stay and continue his assisting the Democrats as he has done for over a year now. No one has obviously figured out that this guy is a plant by the Democrats. For all of the conspiracy group calling themselves teabaggers, I am really surprised that they have not figured this out. I would like to say "Bye, bye, Michael Steele." However, he is a wonderful Democrat asset.

Posted by: EarlC | July 7, 2010 8:58 AM

Michael Steele is the gift to the Democrats that keeps on giving. Republicans who, not without reason, are suspected of anti-minority bias have put themselves in an awkward position should they try and remove him.

Posted by: slim2 | July 7, 2010 9:08 AM

Steele for President!

Posted by: conchfc | July 7, 2010 9:54 AM

Steele is not the Republicans' biggest problem. His job is to lead fund-raising for the party, but this is an impossible assignment with the recent behavior of the party's elected officials. The party needs to get the message being sent, and its not mainly about Steele.

Posted by: BobThompson | July 7, 2010 10:03 AM

I'd bet if there was a picture of him planting a wet one on Sarah he would be out before lunch.

Posted by: James10 | July 7, 2010 10:55 AM

Reply to:
I'd bet if there was a picture of him planting a wet one on Sarah he would be out before lunch.
Posted by: James10 | July 7, 2010 10:55 AM

I almost laughed my lunch out of my mouth after reading the above comment. I'm an Independent and frankly, Steele"s comments have not been that bad, inacurate at times, but not fire him bad. Remember Mr. Howard Dean! He was definately an "Interesting Fellow".
But, yes, if Steele was to kiss the "Republican Princess" he would definately be whipped then tossed out.

Posted by: bestowens | July 7, 2010 12:25 PM

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