Steele Resignation Watch

Or perhaps I should make it a pool. Give me the date that Steele becomes ex-Chairman of the RNC and if you're correct, you get get to take his place:

RNC Chairman Michael Steele said today that despite telling an interviewer he supports "individual choice" and state-level decisions on abortion, he in fact opposes abortion and supports a Constitutional ban.

Steele said in a statement through an RNC spokesman:

I am pro-life, always have been, always will be.
I tried to present why I am pro life while recognizing that my mother had a "choice" before deciding to put me up for adoption. I thank her every day for supporting life. The strength of the pro life movement lies in choosing life and sharing the wisdom of that choice with those who face difficult circumstances. They did that for my mother and I am here today because they did. In my view Roe vs. Wade was wrongly decided and should be repealed. I realize that there are good people in our party who disagree with me on this issue.

Activists remain unconvinced and well they should be. Steele's public performance the last few weeks has been so bad, one begins to wonder if he is a Democratic plant. He certainly talks about Republicans like a Democrat sometimes. His comments about Limbaugh, about the party , about conservatives have been harsh at times - far beyond any constructive criticism and echoes some of the talking points used by Democrats.

Steele won't be pushed out. But he might leave of his own accord if the right people let him know he has lost the confidence of the party.

Since no one really wants to take that kind of responsibility, he will probably be gone later rather than sooner. But after this latest flap, I find it difficult to imagine him being chairman in 6 months.



Or perhaps I should make it a pool. Give me the date that Steele becomes ex-Chairman of the RNC and if you're correct, you get get to take his place:

RNC Chairman Michael Steele said today that despite telling an interviewer he supports "individual choice" and state-level decisions on abortion, he in fact opposes abortion and supports a Constitutional ban.

Steele said in a statement through an RNC spokesman:

I am pro-life, always have been, always will be.
I tried to present why I am pro life while recognizing that my mother had a "choice" before deciding to put me up for adoption. I thank her every day for supporting life. The strength of the pro life movement lies in choosing life and sharing the wisdom of that choice with those who face difficult circumstances. They did that for my mother and I am here today because they did. In my view Roe vs. Wade was wrongly decided and should be repealed. I realize that there are good people in our party who disagree with me on this issue.

Activists remain unconvinced and well they should be. Steele's public performance the last few weeks has been so bad, one begins to wonder if he is a Democratic plant. He certainly talks about Republicans like a Democrat sometimes. His comments about Limbaugh, about the party , about conservatives have been harsh at times - far beyond any constructive criticism and echoes some of the talking points used by Democrats.

Steele won't be pushed out. But he might leave of his own accord if the right people let him know he has lost the confidence of the party.

Since no one really wants to take that kind of responsibility, he will probably be gone later rather than sooner. But after this latest flap, I find it difficult to imagine him being chairman in 6 months.