I hoped that Michael Steele would be picked. He is a great leader who I hope takes the Republican Party to new heights. What is sad is that the AP had to tie race into the issue. Nothing really about his merits of having the position. But, AP has to make a big deal over his race. Could it be that conservatives are able to look past someone’s race better than the AP? And, shouldn’t they say he is the first African-American not the first black?