March 17th, 2009

Conservatives Have Had Enough of Michael Steele

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Written by: Craig Robinson

72271809AW018_Meet_The_PresIn June of 2008, I attended the Iowa GOP picnic before the State convention. One of the people milling around was then-RNC Chairman Mike Duncan. He was a nice man, but basically unknown. Some of the people I talked to that night said they wished Republicans had someone who was better known as the leader of the national party.

I wonder what they think about that now?

Thanks to his criticism of Rush Limbaugh, and his recent comments concerning abortion rights, RNC Chairman Michael Steele is now a household name. And that’s not a good thing.

On Friday, Steele sat in for Bill Bennett on his radio show. Domenico Montanaro of NBC News has a quick rundown of the show. While Steele is trying to paint himself as a victim of the liberal media, it is apparent, he is his own worse enemy.

In the past few days conservatives have begun to grumble.

Mike Huckabee, Tony Perkins, Ken Blackwell have all been critical. Star Parker has even come out and said that he should resign. You can read Parker’s column here.

About the Author

Craig Robinson
Craig Robinson is the founder and editor-in-chief of, a political news and commentary site he launched in March of 2009. Robinson’s political analysis is respected across party lines, which has allowed him to build a good rapport with journalist across the country. Robinson has also been featured on Iowa Public Television’s Iowa Press, ABC’s This Week, and other local television and radio programs. Campaign’s & Elections Magazine recognized Robinson as one of the top influencers of the 2012 Iowa Caucuses. A 2013 Politico article sited Robinson and as the “premier example” of Republican operatives across the country starting up their own political news sites. His website has been repeatedly praised as the best political blog in Iowa by the Washington Post, and in January of 2015, Politico included him on the list of local reporters that matter in the early presidential states. Robinson got his first taste of Iowa politics in 1999 while serving as Steve Forbes’ southeast Iowa field coordinator where he was responsible for organizing 27 Iowa counties. In 2007, Robinson served as the Political Director of the Republican Party of Iowa where he was responsible for organizing the 2007 Iowa Straw Poll and the 2008 First-in-the-Nation Iowa Caucuses. Following the caucuses, he created his own political news and commentary site, Robinson is also the President of Global Intermediate, a national mail and political communications firm with offices in West Des Moines, Iowa, and Washington, D.C. Robinson utilizes his fundraising and communications background to service Global’s growing client roster with digital and print marketing. Robinson is a native of Goose Lake, Iowa, and a 1999 graduate of St. Ambrose University in Davenport, where he earned degrees in history and political science. Robinson lives in Ankeny, Iowa, with his wife, Amanda, and son, Luke. He is an active member of the Lutheran Church of Hope.

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