TLP: Is Anyone Still on Michael Steele's Side? Anyone? Anyone?
Michael Steele continues to lose support among Republicans in his increasingly desperate effort to remain RNC chairman. Now coming out against Steele staying on the job is old school GOP hipster Ben Stein.
CBS recaps a speech the actor-economist-writer-game show host-pitchman made this week:
Every single day, including Saturdays and Sundays, the phone rings at the Ben Stein household. On the line is a man or woman raising money for the Republicans:
Republicans running for the Senate. Republicans running for the House of Representatives. The California Republican Party. And, above all, the Republican National Committee.
Every single day.
We very often write checks, and we do it because we have a long history with the party.
But we also give because we have a lingering belief (and a hope) that the GOP is the party of small town, all-American virtues and verities.
I suspect millions of others get these fundraising calls from the GOP and write those checks for the same reason.
I'd like to keep sending in that money, but I really can't with the current Chairman of the RNC in office. ...
The GOP is not the party of small town virtues and verities if it has multi-thousand-dollar bills for meals and drinks at The Beverly Hills Hotel and the Voyeur Club.
I am sure Mr. Steele is a fine man, and obviously a party guy in many ways. But he is not the man to lead the charge to get a GOP Congress and a GOP president in the next elections.
It is time for Mr. Steele to go.
Opposing views? Anyone? Anyone?