Lack of diversity and a long history of racial intolerance has taken its toll on the Republican brand with the fastest growing non-white part of the population: Hispanics.
It's hard to remember the last time a party chairman's race has been so closely followed, but the reality is that Steele's win really doesn't mean much.
The Wright/Obama story has been utterly mangled. It's a human story and a tragic one. Two decent men doing good work are being used against each other in a game of political one-upsmanship.