This one has been swirling around in my mind for a bit. It's not formulated completely, but I just want to put it out there.
Michael Steele is getting support from the national Republican party because he is a Black Republican. He's getting help from Karl Rove, the president, and national conservative talk shows.
Michael Steele is the man.
Michael Steele is running his U.S. Senate for Maryland race, not as a Republican, but as an individual. His campaign is saying, forget the party labels and look at the man and the issues.
Now, he could be said that he is doing that so that Blacks "forget" he is a Republican and vote for him. But that is not the case.
Indeed, his campaign is looking at the Maryland demographics, 2:1 registered Democrats to Republicans, and see that in a state wide race, there is no other way to run.
His campaign, which has started, has already putting out that he should be considered independent of his party and the president.