From the AP
"I'm the first here to admit that I've made mistakes, and it's been incumbent on me to take responsibility to shoulder that burden, make the necessary changes and move on," Steele told GOP activists and party leaders, drawing a standing ovation.
"The one mistake we cannot make this November is to lose," he added, and the crowd cheered in agreement.
Saturday's speech to the Southern Republican Leadership Conference was Steele's first public appearance since the disclosure of questionable spending — including a $2,000 tab at a sex-themed California night club — resulted in top advisers cutting ties with him and North Carolina's state party chief calling for his resignation.
While I have concerns largely due to my treasury background, I'm not on the Fire Steele bandwagon yet. The RNC chair is a two year gig. The major report is in November after election day. Results matter, and that is the truest test of the RNC.
I'm glad Steele mentioned that he made mistakes. What is the RNC, Steele and his staff, going to do about it? There's a little more than six months for everyone to prove themselves.