Posted on November 15, 2012

Former RNC Chair: ‘We Need Messengers Who Look Like Me’

Melanie Hunter, CNS News, November 14, 2012

Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele said Sunday on C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers” that the GOP needs more diverse messengers.

“We need messengers who look like me. We need messengers who are Hispanic, Asian Americans, women, a cross section of folks who represent communities across the country,” said Steele, who served as RNC chair from 2009 to 2011 and is also former Maryland lieutenant governor.


“To pick up two seats [in the Senate] was a profound effort as well, and it really kind of makes the policy discussion take on a very different hue than it otherwise would. And I think for the Republicans, it was one of those come-to-Jesus moments politically where they have to reassess and re-evaluate exactly whether they want to be a relevant political party going forward,” he added.