I like the thought of either. I think Steele would be a little better.
With either person, it would be fun to watch the 527 Media make every conceivable effort to ignore them. My suggestions would be:
- Any time Howard Dean appears on the Sunday talk shows, demand equal time.
- Any time Steele or Blackwell appear, ask why Howard Dean isn’t there.
Two years of a black Republican debating a white Democrat on TV would be interesting indeed.
UPDATE: The talk about Steele is apparently serious — so serious that the Dems are openly talking about replacing Dean with the just-defeated Harold Ford. Based on Ford’s blow-up in the final weeks of the Tennessee US Senate race, that would appear to be a match made in heaven for the GOP.