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Michael Steele Elected RNC Chairman, What next for the Republican Party?

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Michael Steele Elected RNC Chairman, what next for the Republican Party? Michael Steele was elected Republican National Committee chairman on Friday, defeating the incumbent party chief and three other challengers over six rounds of voting to become the first black to lead the GOP. The former Maryland lieutenant governor takes over a beleaguered GOP as Republicans seek to rebound from back-to-back defeats in national elections that gave Democrats control of Congress and the White House. "As a little boy growing up in this town, this is awesome," said Steele, the most moderate candidate in the field and considered an outsider because he's not a committee member. In a brief acceptance speech, the new GOP chairman struck a tone of inclusiveness. "We're going to say to friend and foe alike: We want you to be a part of us, we want you to with be with us, and for those who wish to obstruct, get ready to get knocked over," Steele said. He won 91 votes out of a possible 168 in the sixth round. A simple majority of 85 was needed, but it took six rounds for Steele to win. Should Black folks be celebrating for a with him? What do you think? Also, should Amerian's buy American or get out of America! Should American's only buy American goods and services? News outlets across America are reporting that President Barack Obama’s administration will re-examine a “buy American” requirement in economic stimulus legislation that has raised concern among U.S. trading partners, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said. The administration “will review that particular provision,” Gibbs said today at his regular briefing. The president’s advisers understand “all of the concerns that have been heard, not only in this room, but in newspapers and up north and down south.” What! Screw the corporations. Let's do what is right for America says, African American Political Pundit. What do you say? Join the conversation tonight.