In 2006, Steele was very much seen as a rising star in the conservative movement, but he has since joined up with Christine Todd Whittman's liberal Republican group, the Republican Leadership Council (RLC)--a reincarnation of It's My Party Too. RLC claims to support "fiscally conservative, socially inclusive Republican candidates," but a quick look at the kind of candidates it supports demonstrates their candidates of choice are often liberal to moderate on both fiscal and social issues.That's the last thing Sen. McCain needs at the bottom of the ticket, as the RLC's partner organizations are just as bad as the candidates they support.
Why Michael Steele won't be Vice President
The former Lt. Gov. of Maryland is more moderate than you think: