This is really bad news. Michael Steele was the most moderate in the field of six. This likely means the GOP Establishment has been listening to THE Establishment instead of its frustrated grassroots and plan to move the party to the center instead of back to the right. (Of course we know that the GOP as rightist party has always been a joke, but that is how it is perceived by modern reckoning.)
The linked AP article describes Steele as “the most moderate candidate in the field,” and he has made a point of talking about inclusion and reaching out. In fact, this little gem from Steele is downright belligerent.
“We’re going to say to friend and foe alike: We want you to be a part of us, we want you to with be with us, and for those who wish to obstruct, get ready to get knocked over,”
Somehow I don’t think when he speaks of reaching out he has non-interventionists, constitutionalists, gold supporters, etc. in mind. Of course he wants our votes, money and leg work, but we should keep our silly little immoderate ideas to ourselves.