How Sorry is the GOP?

Pretty sorry. When the chairman of the RNC apologizes to a talk show host, you know things are in bad shape.

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Here is the bottom line, Michael Steele. We have been in the same fight for years, a fight to broaden and truly open up our grand old party to all Americans. As leader of the GOP, your primary role is to infuse optimism and energy into a party that is battered and broken. Stand your ground. Stop worrying about radio personalities and lead the GOP away from extremists like Rush Limbaugh.

Sophia A. Nelson is a regular contributor to The Root.