So we’ve just had a third vote in the RNC chairmanship race. It’s still pretty scattered. But Michael Steele has moved into a clearer lead. There’s also been movement in the direction of South Carolina party chair Katon Dawson. In other words, we might be moving more clearly toward a black candidate vs. racial backlash candidate race in the race to steer the Republican party out of the 19th century.
Needless to say, Dawson’s move may be gaining from the withdrawal of former Tennessee GOP chair Chip Saltsman, whose main selling point was sending out racist parody songs as party gifts.
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.