From the outside looking in, this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference wasn’t a rallying cry against liberalism but rather a struggle between the GOP establishment and grass roots conservatives. Of course, no one speaking wanted to admit to being part of the establishment — especially after Eagle Forum founder Phyllis Schlafly lamented the “series of losers” the Republican establishment has put up for election.

We think Schlafly’s was a rhetorical question, but former Republican National Committee chairman (and current MSNBC political analyst) Michael Steele says, don’t look at him. Ask current chair Reince Priebus.

Yes, he did.

However you rate Priebus’ performance, it’s hard to see how Steele’s input helps anyone.

Does Preibus get it? It looks like he’s looking in the right direction, at least.