As former chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), Michael Steele was charged with revitalizing the Republican Party. He is an expert on political strategy, fund-raising, PACs, and election reform. Steele made history in 2003 as the first African American elected to statewide office in Maryland, and again with his subsequent chairmanship of the RNC. A self-described "Lincoln Republican," he also served as Chairman of the GOPAC. Under Steele's leadership, the RNC broke fundraising records in the 2010 cycle by raising more than $192 million and Republicans won 63 House seats, the biggest pickup since 1938.
Steele's writings in law, business and politics have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Politico.com, and The Journal of International Security Affairs. He has appeared on Meet the Press, Bill Maher, Comedy Central, and several primetime specials. In May of 2010, Steele became MSNBC's political analyst. He is the author of Right Now: A 12-Step Program for Defeating the Obama Agenda, which is a call to arms for grassroots America. With such a unique combination of experience, Steele is an in-demand speaker, one who examines the crux of business, politics and race.
When paired with a speaker with contrasting ideals; Michael Steele expertly presents a compelling point-counterpoint debate over some of the major issues that will impact the nation.
Michael Steel’s experiences as Maryland’s lieutenant governor, as a candidate for the US Senate, and as a Republican Party leader make him an excellent guide on the fast-paced world of politics. He is a political pundit and a respected political analyst at MSNBC.
Michael Steele delivers a stirring presentation on his personal journey from his childhood as the son of a working mother in Washington, DC, to his difficulties in college, his years in a Catholic seminary, and his election to public office and rise in the Republican Party. He is a role model and leader whose personal story of struggle and fortitude inspires audiences of all ages.
The Republican Party is in flux. Michael Steele analyzes the Republican Party, providing insight on winning elections and political strategy.
The Republican Party is in flux. With President Barack Obama winning a second term in the White House, who will emerge over the next several years to lead the Republican Party to Washington? With the changing demographics in this country, how will the GOP be a force in politics moving forward? How can the party build a coalition to propel future political candidates into office? How will current policy decisions by Republican leaders affect the make-up of the party down the road? Michael Steele analyzes the Republican Party, providing insight into the candidates, their fundraising efforts, and political strategy over the next four critical years.