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Republicans: Imagine the response if we tried to push a black candidate out

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele on the Meek/Clinton conversation:

"If we have learned anything this election cycle, it’s that voters demand the right to choose candidates for themselves, not by a political establishment seeking to make those decisions from on high. President Clinton’s actions to have Kendrick Meek withdraw from the campaign sends a chilling signal to all voters, but especially African Americans. One can only imagine the response if Republican leadership tried to force out of the race – in the 11th hour – a qualified black candidate like Kendrick Meek."


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He is already on the ballot. All they can do is try and sway the remaining people, who will probably be so appalled that a qualified candidate they intended to vote for was removed, that they won't even bother to go to the polls. And what did they offer him? Upon whose authority? Impeachable offense?

Clwons to the left;Jokers to the right

Funny the Republicans have been trying to push Steel, a black man, out of his position for the last year.

Give em hell Charlie!


when did Rubio ever care for blacks. As speaker he had no blacks in his administration, he showed more overt racism then any speaker before him

Robert Jenkins

I believe it is the weakness of Meeks candiacy, that is the problem. See Crist is still a Republican at heart. I think once Sink is Governor, and if Rubio's IRS investigation goes bad; Sink will appoint former Republican Governor Crist to fulfill the balance of Rubio's term.

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