Whoa, I think I just saw Michael Steele lose his job!
by Socraticsilence, Tue Apr 22, 2008 at 05:30:44 PM EDT
On Brit Hume's Flagtastic Election center, they've been asking how much "racial prefernece" effects black canidates, and their go to guy was RNC (chair?) Michael Steele, who said soemthing that was both unfortunately true, and perhaps a career killer:
" When i ran for the Senate in Maryland I discounted 20% of my base because they simply wont vote for a black man."
I'm a bit shocked, I mean isn't this the sort of thing that ends careers (I would hope its not true to this marghin on our side, I'd think its around 10% of dems that wont ever vote for a black uy) he basically said that 1/5 of the GOP is out and out cross-bruning stlye racists.