Instead they picked Steele, whose track record has shown he has no capacity for drafting and launching a winning political strategy even at the local level. The only reason he got the job is...obvious.
So right after trying to ram an unqualified woman down our throats -- Palin -- they are turning to an unqualified black guy. What's next, an unqualified Mexican? I know their strategy has always been to appeal to ignorant voters, but who do these clowns think they're fooling?
If the GOP actually had any real leaders, they wouldn't be trying to play the Tony Orlando And Dawn game -- pick a woman, a black, a Hispanic...
It is kind of funny that after America's southern racists completed the 30-year process of migrating from the Democratic party to the Republicans, and taking over the GOP leadership, they had to surrender and put a black guy in charge of the GOP, even though his career shows he is unequal to the Herculean task of clearing up the wreckage of the party the rebuilding. The party of racism has become the party of affirmative action!
This shows how delusional the Republicans are. They have been fantasizing for years about attracting blacks back into their ranks, while simultaneously embracing every tenet of modern racism, from crime policy to drugs to welfare to jobs to affirmative action -- hoping that blacks wouldn't notice that the party is still racist to the core.
The really staggering part is that our current economic crisis began with a GOP effort to suck up to blacks. Bush removed the safeguards and regulations in the low-end mortgage sector, all with the aim of creating more black homeowners -- thus beginning the chain reaction that wrecked the derivatives, and the subprime lenders, then the financial sector as a whole, then everybody else. In other words, we are all paying the price for Bush's political delusions.