This is good news:
This is, of course, fantastic news. And not just because it would be great to have the next RNC Chairman be a fellow Marylander. Michael Steele has two important qualities: being a conservative who can successfully articulate the conservative message, and having been somebody who has previously been a Party Chairman at the County and State levels. He understands the need for grassroots development and in connecting the party leadership with both our base and with the undecideds who determine elections. It's exactly the kind of leadership that we need right now, and I wholeheartedly support his candidacy.
Former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele has decided to run for the chairmanship of the Republican National Committee, a move sure to shake up the evolving race for control of a party demoralized by broad losses at the ballot box earlier this month.
Steele confirmed his candidacy in an interview today with The Fix and announced it formally during an interview on Fox News Channel's "Hannity & Colmes" show this evening.
"After two devastating election cycles, the party has reached a crossroads," said Steele comparing the Republican party to someone who has "hunkered down" in a corner with no idea what to do next. "I think I may have some keys to open the door, some juice to turn on the lights," Steele explained.