Former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele was elected today by the Republican National Committee to be its new Chairman heading into the 2010 election cycle. I've met Michael Steele a number of times and was a campaign volunteer during his 2006 US Senate run. While there was a field of fine candidates, I feel this is the right choice to lead the GOP as the loyal but fiesty opposition to the Obama/Pelosi/Reid agenda.
Steele's selection comes on the heels of united Republican opposition, joined by 11 House Democrats, to that lumbering, oinking $819 billion 'stimulus package', which is also gaining increasing public skepticism. The political field may be much more exciting and competitive then it has seemed since the election.
As for that stimulus package, a less bloated and more focused bill would likely gain bipartisan support, given the serious economic downturn, but this bill is looking more and more like a liberal and bureaecratic wish list.