Why Michael Steele Must Stay

The GOP never wanted Steele in the first place. But they needed him—and they still do.

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For the record, there are pro-choice Republicans.  There are Republicans who support gay marriage. There are Republicans like me who support affirmative action policies.  We are in the minority in the GOP, for sure, but if the party is going to survive and eventually thrive, it needs a leadership that acknowledges us. Republicans need Michael Steele. And, protests or not, they know it.

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

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