Friday, February 06, 2009

Bob Beckel on Michael Steele

Beckel is a (D) consultant. I don't know how much of this is a setup and how much is Beckel's real assessment, but wow!

... Steele is a friendly, formidable, and very partisan man who should not be underestimated. He has a disarming and gifted television personality and an uncanny ability to make the most unreasonable arguments sound rational. In a debate, he can charm his opponents into a false sense of security, and then proceed to maul them. Democrats who underrate Steele do so at their own peril.

...Steele understands that his party cannot regain a national majority unless the GOP can cut into the 2-1 advantage Obama received from Hispanics. But he also recognizes his party's opposition to grant amnesty to illegal aliens, many of whom are Hispanics. That position was, in part, responsible for major defections among Hispanics in 2008 who voted 40%+ for George Bush in 2004. The abortion card, carefully played, is in Steele's hand. And he will use it

HT: ProEcclesia

1 comment:

Dan said...

Beckel is one of the few Democrat good guys. He is articulate and calls them as he sees them. I'd trust him more than many GOP consultants.