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From The Root:

On September 1st, Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele graced the stage in Washington once more for a town hall meeting hosted by the young black Republicans of Howard University. (For the sake of full disclosure I have to admit up front that I was, at one point, a Republican. I have since been exorcised and have a GOP: NEVER FORGET tattoo written in Japanese kanji on my lower back.)


Michael Steele is a terrible leader. Full stop.

I’m not sure who expressed to Mr. Steele that he was right there on top of the political game with President Obama, but he seems to believe it hook, line and sinker; I know this because he implied it multiple times during the course of the evening. Yet for all of his attempts to reach out to the black community with his Hip-Hop Republican ideas and possibly soul food assisted membership drives, Steele misses the one thing (besides common sense, which he DOES NOT have) that is needed to deal with black folk: Likability.

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