Many people are discounting the election of Michael Steele as the RNC chairman as a gimmick.
Liberals are calling him a token. An answer to Obama's election as the first black President. This is not surprising, any time a black is involved in Republican politics or a Republican administration they are called a token, an Uncle Tom, a race traitor, or a house negro. What this is in reality is racist. It demeans not only the achievement of the individual and reduces it to an affirmative action accomplishment but it assumes a person of color, black or otherwise, cannot think for themselves.
Some conservatives are really doing no better in calling him a token or, also like liberals, an answer to the Obama election.
Maybe with this article we can start dispelling this idea. At least for some of the less ignorant people saying it.
The article, Steele Cleans House at Republican National Committee, is about a changing of the guard at the RNC.
I, for one, am glad he was elected to the RNC. I have always tended to prefer him above the others running and my support has only grown more solid the more I hear from him.
To conservatives I say stop embarrassing yourselves and shut up and give him a chance. We are not going to have an ultra-conservative lead the party nor should we.
To liberals I say dismiss him at your own peril.