Steele defense grows with Frum endorsement
Add former Bush speechwriter and neoconservative thinker David Frum to the list of those who believe Michael Steele should stay as RNC chairman, despite his rocky start.
Frum was on Meet the Press on Sunday, and was asked about Steele's comments during a GQ interview during which he seemed to support abortion rights.
“It should represent a view within the Republican Party,” Frum said of Steele's comments, according to the Web site The Moderate Voice. “It should be permissible to say such a thing. I speak as a Republican: we need Michael Steele. He’s exciting. He’s warm. He has a marvelous TV presence. That’s the face that our party should be presenting to the country and we need to support him. And the very fact that he is opening up, talking to constituencies that need to be reached — these are valuable and fresh things. And I’m sick about the kind of level of attack he’s taking. Because we need him.”
According to the Web site, Frum is a frequent critic of talk radio's exclusionary culture.