Steele: Blacks Have No Reason to Vote Republican

'We haven't done a very good job of giving you one'
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 22, 2010 7:44 AM CDT
Michael Steele, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, speaks at the National Action Network Convention Wednesday, April 14, 2010, in New York.   (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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(Newser) – Maybe someone should explain Michael Steele's job to him. In an event at DePaul University Tuesday, the RNC Chairman was asked why African-Americans should vote for Republicans. “You really don't have a reason, to be honest,” he replied, according to Politico. “We haven't done a very good job of giving you one.”

Steele has made similar criticisms of his party in the past. Recently, he said he had a “slimmer margin of error” because he's black, and in November he said that some members of his party were afraid of him. “I’ve been in the room and they’ve been scared of me,” he said. “I'm like, 'I'm on your side.'”

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