The Republican party broke new ground last week by electing an African American to head its national committee for the first time. In some of his first remarks as chairman, Michael Steele took the opportunity to oppose Obama's stimulus plan Saturday, saying:
I know we're living in the era of bipartisanship. I thought it was very important to send a signal, and you sent it loudly, very clearly, that this party, the leadership of this caucus, would stand first and foremost with the American people. You made it very clear that in order to grow through this recession that you not redistribute the wealth of the people of this nation.
But not all in Steele's party agree. Republican governors, including Sarah Palin and Charlie Crist are lining up to support Obama's stimulus plan, which includes aide for cash-strapped states.
Do you think Steele will help the Republicans win elections in 2010?