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Who is he?

He graduated from Johns Hopkins University and then got a law degree from Georgetown University... That said, though, he initially flunked out of Hopkins, and while he did pass the bar in Pennsylvania, he failed it in Maryland. His record as a businessman wasn't stellar, either. A consulting firm he founded never turned a profit, and was a serious drain on his finances. Shortly after he began his run for lieutenant governor, he ran into trouble because of a $25,000 loan his sister had given to his campaign for comptroller that he'd never paid back. Then, there were revelations of an additional $35,000 in personal debt, as well as more than $100,000 he'd taken out of two retirement accounts in order to support his family, leaving a balance of less than $600 at the time the news broke. He suffered further embarrassment over his finances when it was revealed that the Republican Party was paying him a consulting fee of $5,000 a month during his campaign for lieutenant governor...

He hasn't displayed a ton of political acumen -- he's won elected office only once, and he didn't head that ticket. He lost the aforementioned Senate race, and, before that, couldn't even win a GOP primary for state comptroller; he placed third, in fact. His tenure as head of the Maryland party wasn't brilliant, either, and he repeatedly had trouble recruiting candidates...

Along the way, he's made some serious missteps: He got in trouble in 2006 for making some unguarded remarks disparaging then-President Bush to a group of reporters. His name was supposed to be kept off the comments, but when it quickly became obvious who was responsible, he tried to lie his way out of the gaffe. Also in 2006, he attracted unwanted attention when, speaking before a Jewish group, he compared stem cell research to medical tests that the Nazis conducted on prisoners during the Holocaust. The GOP better hope this victory is a sign that he's learned some hard lessons --he already has a tough fight ahead of him in trying to win over the party's conservative wing, which doesn't fully trust him because of his membership in the more moderate Republican Leadership Council.

Who is he? He is Michael Steele, the new chair of the Republican National Committee.

Good luck, GOP.

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I got a phone call at home from the RNC last nite,

asking for donations to further their candidates in 2010. I love, repeat, LOVE telling them that I will only support candidates vetted by and approved by Ron Paul's C4L. I had to repeat that several times until the dude finally gave up. I also get calls from Newt Gingrichs new foundation....I love it....getting to put RP's name out there, over and over again.

GOP is being dismantled

I think the GOP has an inside job going on with self destruction. Ron Paul ran to save the GOP. But you can not save what those in power, who own the GOP are going to destroy because they KNOW they have corrupted it, robbed it, and that it holds too many GUILTY verdicts to remain vialble. Communist Party has been in charge of Communist China for 50 years and that's where the USA is going, BIG THANKS to the GOP.

from what i have seen...

he doesn't like ron or his ideas either. so i say - toss him out.

Ron Paul is my President

Ron Paul is My President

He's a real winner... not

"Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it."
--Jane Wagner