From a long time reader:
I saw Michael Steele speak at the Union League Club in Chicago last night. As best I can recall he didn’t mention Obama or for that matter any other Democrat by name over the course of the evening. There was a lot of talk about how the new Republican party “wants your ideas” and “our doors are open.” The two quotes I texted a friend during the talk were “…if we can win one new voter every day, we win…” and then “…I’m here to tell you that you’ve got a friend to walk this walk with you…”
I’ve been to a lot of political talks and I can honestly say that I’ve never seen someone at such a high level suck the energy out of a room the way Michael Steele did last night.