Larry J. Sabato, professor of politics at the University of Virginia said:

Only if the committee members want the RNC to drift into complete irrelevance. They’re more than halfway there as it is.

Bill Press,
host of the Bill Press Show, said:

I hope and I pray that Michael Steele will win another term as RNC chairman. He's the best thing that ever happened to Democrats. Republicans were able to win the House this year, only because they put Steele on a bus and sent him out of town, away from the national media, for two months. What's your campaign headquarters, Michael? I'll even send you a check!

Peter Navarro, professor of economics and public policy at UC-Irvine:


Clowns were so 2008.

Justin Raimondo,
editorial director of, said:

That depends on the members of the Republican National Committee, but I am appalled by the mockery of Steele by the left and the neocons, who seem to be united in their hatred of Steele. The mere fact that Bill Kristol — who helped drag down the GOP to defeat in the Bush era by identifying the Republican brand with constant warfare — is calling for Steele's defeat ought to cause the RNC to think twice before they dump the current chairman.