April 05, 2010


Steele Blames Racism for Criticism

In an interview with ABC News, RNC Chairman Michael Steele suggested that race is an issue in the intense criticism he's facing.

Said Steele: "The honest answer is yes, it just is. Barack Obama has a slimmer margin. We all -- a lot of folks do. I mean, it's a different role for me to play and others to play. And that's just the reality of it. But you take that as part of the nature of it... My view of politics is much more grassroots-oriented. It's not old-boy-network-oriented. And so I tend to come at it a little bit stronger, a little bit more streetwise, if you will. That's rubbed some feathers the wrong way."

Steele also said he has no intention to resign.










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