After several ballots, Michael Steele has been elected and the new Chairman of the Republican National Committee.
In many ways this is a good choice. Steele is very articulate and he’ll be a good spokesperson for the party on television. As a minority he will help the party shed it’s image as a party that is unfriendly to minorities. In his speech, he seems to be embracing an inclusive strategy.
That said, even with all his charisma, Steele has a cocky approach at times, and it will be interesting to see how he handles himself in the spotlight.
Also, he is not popular with some conservatives in his party, so it will be interesting to see how the Limbaughs of the world react to this.