One author thinks it’s time for Steele to go. I tend to agree.
“On Friday, Michael Steele guest hosted Bill Bennett’s radio show – and he got into a conversation with a caller on the subject of Mitt Romney’s presidential candidacy. This caller – “Jay” (not me!) – had suggested that Mitt Romney could have won the general election, but that liberals had co-opted the Republican nomination by backing John McCain.
This is how Michael Steele responded (h/t Think Progress):
Yeah, but let me ask you. Ok, Jay, I’m there with you. But remember, it was the base that rejected Mitt because of his switch on pro-life, from pro-choice to pro-life. It was the base that rejected Mitt because it had issues with Mormonism. It was the base that rejected Mitch, Mitt, because they thought he was back and forth and waffling on those very economic issues you’re talking about. So, I mean, I hear what you’re saying, but before we even got to a primary vote, the base had made very clear they had issues with Mitt because if they didn’t, he would have defeated John McCain in those primaries in which he lost.