Michael Steele, current chairman of the Republican National Committee, described the G.O.P.s political offensive thusly: For the last 40-plus years we had a 'Southern Strategy' that alienated many minority voters by focusing on the white male vote in the South, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. And as for why any of the 200 African-American students to whom he was speaking should vote Republican, he simply acknowledged: You really don't have a reason to, to be honestwe haven't done a very good job of really giving you one. Michael Steele on Why African-Americans Should Vote Republican: You Really Don't Have a Reason to, to Be Honest | VF Daily | Vanity Fair Finally, Someone in the Republican Party who is telling the truth. What brought that on? I'm temped to vote Republican just because one of them said something true. I admit, I'm flabbergasted. You go Big Mike.