The running joke is that Republicans have “tragic” where Democrats have “magic.” The emerging consensus is that Steele, though he means well, has the wrong personality for the job.
“He’s goofy and light in heavy times,” as one insider put it.
Many are suddenly nostalgic for “whatshisname” — the guy who ran the party before Steele, whose name no one can quite remember. Oh, yeah, Mike Duncan. At least he kept the trains running on time, they say. To which criticism Steele says, “Stuff it.”