I have little problem with the creation of a group alternative to the Republican National Committee, which can–and likely will–help GOP candidates, and which is untainted by any sort of association to Michael Steele. Steele appears to have made it his life’s mission to embarrass the RNC in any way, shape, or form possible. I recall having been rather enthusiastic about his candidacy when he stood for RNC chairman. That, to say the least, was a gross mistake on my part.
The American Crossroads group, by contrast, is led and advised by seasoned politicos who seem to know how to ensure that their respective personalities will not get in the way of creating a formidable campaign structure that will compete with Democrats, and win elections. More power to them. Of course, if the RNC feels threatened by American Crossroads, it can always work to eliminate the need for an alternative by improving its own operations, and promoting better practices within the RNC itself. And one of the best ways to do that would be to get rid of Michael Steele.