Micheal Steele has been shown to have feet of clay and any progress that was accomplished was done in spite of him. I believe the Tea party had more to do with helping to propel republicans into congress with benefits gained from the push of individuals who were fed up with what they saw in congress.
GOP Chairman Michael Steele defended his rocky two-year tenure anew Monday and asked for another term, boiling his re-election pitch down to this: “My record stands for itself. We won.”
The embattled Republican National Committee chief was referring to coast-to-coast GOP victories that included winning control of the House. Still, as he debated four challengers ahead of next week’s balloting by the 168-member panel, Steele added: “We can do more and we will do it better” and “the opportunity for all of us now is to go forward to continue to build on the successes that we’ve had.”
Steele spent his time aggrandizing his own position and spending cash that could have been used to further the campaigns of republicans.