As senior Republican Party members gather in Washington, D.C., today to elect a party leader, pundits are predicting Michael Steele
will soon be out as GOP chairman.
Today's vote puts us in mind of Steele's 2009 visit to Portland
, where he spoke to a mostly empty room and generally failed to inspire much confidence in his leadership.
The Portland stop was another lackluster chapter in a term as GOP leader that the Los Angeles Times
calls "a series of verbal gaffes that never really ended