October 7th, 2010
02:07 AM ET
12 years ago

Preston on Politics: Steele's invitation to Obama still stands

Washington (CNN) - When the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced a year ago this month that President Obama would be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, Michael Steele criticized the decision and pointedly asked what had Obama accomplished to deserve such a high honor?

A predictable response from the Republican National Committee chairman, who is charged with being overtly political on such matters, much in the same way the Democratic National Committee chairman trains his fire daily on GOP lawmakers and policies.

It should come as no surprise then that Obama isn't clearing his schedule to find room for Steele, who would like to meet with the president to discuss what bonds, not what separates, these two political leaders. It is a request that dates to 2005, when Obama was first elected to the Senate.


Filed under: Michael Steele • President Obama
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  1. Fighting Democrat!

    The Republicans have all the cash..but, The Democrats have a bigger message. All the GOPTea Party are all in hiding just running attack ads. This is the interview process and The GOPTea Party is scare to talk to their boss(The American people). What a joke!

    October 7, 2010 03:18 am at 3:18 am |
  2. Charlie in Maine

    Hey. he said he would talk to rogue regimes but there are limits.

    October 7, 2010 06:01 am at 6:01 am |
  3. Marie MD

    Please steele. Go back on your bus (if you and what's her name are rally using it all the time – we know she likes silk sheets and bendy straws) and ride on until you run out of gas. Turn on the TV. We are pulling out of Iraq and possibly Afghanistan and we have not gone into Iran to impose our will. Remember "Obama's war"? Yeah, that one.
    You can't hold a candle to the President and he has done more in two years than your party of NO did in eight except to take us down the path of destruction.

    October 7, 2010 06:20 am at 6:20 am |
  4. Reggie

    Meeting with Steele would be a mistake. All he wants is another opportunity to complain and criticize. He'll demand cameras and then ask ?'s to score political points. Steele is a joke.

    October 7, 2010 06:56 am at 6:56 am |
  5. stufthis

    Why would the president meet with Steele? My God, even the republicans won't meet with Steele.

    October 7, 2010 08:02 am at 8:02 am |
  6. Limbaugh is a liberal

    It's not a personal insult against Steele. Most republicans themselves refuse to be associated with him. He has done a better job single handidly embarrassing and ruining republicans than all democratic attacks against his party combined. I guess Obama should at least send him a thank you note.

    October 7, 2010 08:10 am at 8:10 am |