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All eyes were on Michael Steele today as the Republican National Committee's complicated elections for its chairman got started. Top tweeters assessed the outgoing chairman's every move.

Writer Mike Murphy thought Steele may have looked down at his notes one too many times.

Watching Steele's speech... curious that he has to keep checking his notes as he works through his litany of RNC accomplishments.less than a minute ago via Syrinx

The Atlantic's own Garance Frank-Ruta ran into a confident Steele in the hallway after his speech.

Michael Steele, w a big smile in the hall just now: "So far so good!" He looks relieved. #RNC11less than a minute ago via OpenBeak

The Hotline's Reid Wilson noticed Steele looking a bit confused as he walked off the stage.

Steele: "And now, I exit stage right." Promptly exits stage left. #rncchairless than a minute ago via ÜberTwitter

David Corn at Mother Jones estimates the value of Michael Steele's name these days.

Question: is a Steele endorsement a good thing?less than a minute ago via web

National Review's Kathryn Jean Lopez, for one, was proud of Steele.

I'm glad m steele got a standing o.less than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

Joseph Weisenthal is looking forward to new RNC leadership.

So Steel is out. FINALLY the GOP can have a leader that can lead it back to dominant party status.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck

@delrayser suggests ousting steel is just what the Republican party needs to get its groove back.

RNC passes the "Repeal the Credibility-Killing Steele Chairmanship Act."less than a minute ago via TweetDeck

@pourmecoffee is concerned with those outside the Republican party who will be affected by Steele's absence.

Steele drops out of RNC Chair race, a blow to struggling bondage-themed strip clubs.less than a minute ago via tGadget

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