Today Michael Steele secured the endorsements of several more prominent black pastors and community leaders in Prince George's County, Maryland. Winning over black socially conservative Democrats is the key to Steele's campaign strategy in Maryland. These community leaders will provide crucial support to Steele's ground game in Prince George's County, where he must win at least 25 percent of the African-American vote in order to pull off the upset.
People who underestimate Michael Steele's appeal among black socially conservative voters are underestimating his chances to win this race. It's by no means a sure bet, but here on the ground in PG County, it's easy to imagine this passionate constituency can carry Steele to victory.