The Corner

Maybe It’s Who I’m Hanging Out With, But . . .

. . . I have never encountered any white Republican who is scared of Michael Steele, or people who share his skin tone. But Steele said over the weekend:

MARTIN: But your candidates got to talk to them. One of the criticisms I’ve always had is Republicans — white Republicans — have been scared of black folks.

STEELE: You’re absolutely right. I mean I’ve been in the room and they’ve been scared of me. I’m like, “I’m on your side” and so I can imagine going out there and talking to someone like you, you know, [say] “I’ll listen.” And they’re like “Well.” Let me tell you. You saw in Christie and you saw in McDonnell a door open because they went in and engaged. McDonnell was very deliberate about spending…

MARTIN: Right.

STEELE: I mean, Sheila Johnson was on his team. I mean, that was a big deal. That’s because he engaged her and she helped navigate him through that relationship.

I revise and extend my previous comment: I know Republicans of all colors who are scared of what Michael Steele might say next.

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