I listened to Michael Steele's acceptance speech quite closely and guess what? He didn't say anything, yet alone address many of the issues African-Americans have with the Republican Party.
For instance, what will the Republican Party do to confront their most disastrous modern legacy: a poor relationship with black Americans?
How will the Republican Party turn a social conservative agenda that seems obsessed with religion, guns and abortion?
How will the Republican Party address why most African-American Republicans feel isolated in a party that is overwhelmingly white, male, Southern, conservative and seemingly closed to ethnic minorities?
How will Republicans address alleged accusations of voter suppression in every major campaign?
I don't know about you, but it's going to take more than a smiling black face to convince me that the Republican Party has anything to offer a person of color--it's going to take an acknowledgment of who I am and deference for my issues.
How do you feel? Is the selection of a black man enough to make YOU trust the Republican Party? What must the Republican Party do now?