Michael Steele has just dropped out of the race to retain his job at the helm of the RNC and endorsed Maria Cino to be the committee’s next chair. So ya see, House Majority Leader John Boehner had a really good excuse after all for refusing an Air Force One seat to Tucson, Arizona ro the ‘THRIVE TO SURVIVE”memorial service.
“At this time I will step aside for others to lead,” he said.
“It’s very clear the party wants to do something a little different and maybe a little better,” Steele said in announcing his decision to withdraw his candidacy.
He received a standing ovation from committee members. The fifth round of voting will begin now. Four candidates remain in the race.
The official GOP house organ, Fox News, is all over this, of course:
Beleagured GOP Chairman Michael Steele on Friday dropped his bid stay atop the party for another two years after falling further behind top challenger Reince Priebus on following several rounds of voting.
Steele, whose tenure has been marked by controversy and embarrassment, realized he was fighting a losing battle. Now he is urging supporters to vote for Maria Cino.
Priebus, the Wisconsin Republican Party chairman, won the fourth round with 58 votes. Maria Cino moved into second place with 29. Steele and Ann Wagner both got 28 votes followed by Saul Anuzis with 24.
Ballots are being cast by 168 committee members. Eighty-five votes are needed for victory.
Ah, Michael, we’ll miss ye, laddie. You were always good for the entertainment.
Video will be up shortly.
Well 3 Chics knew it would only be a matter of time before RNC Chairman Steele would have to put his head between his legs and kiss his BLACK ASS GOODBYE!
The RNC’s attempt at electing Michael Steele as the anecdote to the DNC’s nomination of Barack Hussein Obama as the presidential candidate was so a NO brainer. 3 Chics ain’t HATIN’ on Michael Steele. At least he offered buckets of fried chicken and potato salad at to Black folks! Too bad Michael didn’t include watermelon for dessert.
Got to admit, Michael Steele, you were surely entertaining, and that is exactly what the Republican Party signed you up for. We hope you benefited from the role as much as the RNC thought they’d gained from you!