Archive for Saturday, January 31, 2009

GOP elects first black national party chairman

January 31, 2009


— The Republican Party chose the first black national chairman in its history Friday, just shy of three months after the nation elected a Democrat as the first African-American president. The choice marked no less than “the dawn of a new party,” declared the new GOP chairman, former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele.

Republicans chose Steele over four other candidates, including former President George W. Bush’s hand-picked GOP chief, who bowed out declaring, “Obviously the winds of change are blowing.”

Steele takes the helm of a beleaguered Republican Party that is trying to recover after crushing defeats in November’s national elections that gave Democrats control of Congress put Barack Obama in the White House.

He’ll serve a two-year term.


VTHawk 9 years, 2 months ago

I have heard him speak (both in person and over the airwaves), and Steele is a very smart man. I wish him luck.

frank mcguinness 9 years, 2 months ago

As a left leaning thinker I tend to digest his statemants easier than some of the fools like ken mehlman. Steele seems to be less abrasive. He's still completely conservative but come off like he willing to work with the other side

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