Skip to comments.The Steele Deal in Md.
Posted on 02/20/2006 5:32:13 AM PST by Coop
[snip from Roll Call]
Black Republican Could Scramble the Free States Senate Race Math
By Josh Kurtz
Roll Call Staff
February 16, 2006
CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. This is what a nightmare looks like for Senate Democrats: a roomful of black people, most of them lifelong supporters of the Democratic Party and many of them committed to, or seriously considering, voting for the Republican in a close election...
[snip from steeleformaryland.com]
He's Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, the GOP's great black hope, the Republican with the best chance of winning a Senate election in Maryland since 1980.
"He's more liberal than the present Republicans," Wiggins says of Steele. "His views suit my views. He's definitely, I'd have to say, a new Republican."
Lucy Anthony, another lifelong Democrat sitting a few tables away, puts it more succinctly.
"When you have someone from our community, you need to back them," she says.
Steele "seems to do what he says he's going to do," says Edna Kenner, another loyal Democrat who plans to vote for him. "I'm tired of hearing about Republicans and Democrats. I want someone who can do the job."
Perhaps the person describing Lt. Gov Steele is viewing him from a classical definition of liberal,and not the modern Dimocrat liberal which is actually socialist/communist in nature.
Funny how that happens. More likely, you're just a racist Democrat voting along color lines, Mr. Wiggins.
Given Maryland's voting history, I think not. :-) But your point is well taken.
Interested in your thoughts on this race...
Clearly, Michael Steele was the best candidate the GOP could find, and all conservatives should be thankful he made the decision to run.
The latest polls show that Steele is holding a slim lead.
No, actually, most likely, he agrees with us on a lot of issues, he's just been blinded by the constant 'Republicans are racist, stay on the plantation' message that the Democrats send him.
When he meets a black Republican who clearly isn't racist (i.e. 'more liberal'), he finds out that they represent him pretty well.
Bump to nowhere